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The Liberal Party of Canada and Disability Community Involvement

Accessibility is not only an issue of basic human rights, but also one of citizenship. In recognition of this, and to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Liberal Party has set a new precedent for government in Canada.

By joining forces with eSSENTIAL Accessibility™, we are taking part in a global Disability Community Involvement Initiative launched in association with leading advocacy groups for the disabled.

If you have trouble typing, moving a mouse or reading, eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ can greatly enhance your experience at liberal.ca.

Click here to download keyboard and mouse replacement solutions free of charge.

Keyboard and mouse replacement solutions include a webcam-based hands-free movement tracking system, a page reader, predictive typing and other customizable options.

eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ tools can be used on a standard PC* by anyone with dexterity challenges or reading difficulties arising from a variety of conditions, including:

  • Stroke/paralysis
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Age-related factors
  • Limited proficiency in English
  • Literary deficiencies
  • Dyslexia
  • Other learning issues

eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ is enhanced communication support for people who have trouble reading, typing or moving a mouse. It helps us meet customer service, employment, and information and communication standards mandated by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

The Liberal Party of Canada is proud to be a Founding Member of this Disability Community Involvement Initiative. It brings us one step closer to mirroring our society’s diversity in the people we employ and serve.

* Using a Mac? Click here to learn about using eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ on an Apple computer.

Plan for Accessible Customer Services

The Liberal Party of Canada has developed a plan in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act to ensure that the services offered by our Party are done in an inclusive way in accordance with the Act.  If you would like a copy of this plan, please feel free to contact us through any of the following means.

Phone: 1-888-LIBERAL (1-888-542-3725)
Email: assistance@liberal.ca
Twitter: @Lib_Assistance

If there is a major service outage, a notice will be posted outlining alternative avenues of contact for the Party.  This notice will be at: http://www.liberal.ca/essential-accessibility/

Let us know if you have any feedback on our accessible customer services.  If follow-up is needed, we will get back to you as soon as possible.