Getting around when you have MS can be a challenge, but challenges were meant to be conquered. From public transit to special taxis to community resources for people with different accessibility needs, it's important to be aware of your options and your rights.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states that all Canadians have the same rights, regardless of their physical abilities or any physical restrictions they may have. This extends to things such as transportation and access to places such as restaurants and movie theatres. Still, services can vary from community to community and from place to place, which is why it's important to plan ahead and to know what's available to you.
In Canada, the Access to Travel website (www.accesstotravel.gc.ca), a project spearheaded by Transport Canada, can help you get information about transportation for people with physical disabilities from coast to coast. Whether you are looking for information on local buses or taxis or want to fly across the country, this resource allows you to find the most convenient option.
The Canadian Abilities Foundation website (www.abilities.ca) also has an extensive list of links to other sites that can help you learn more about accessibility issues across the country.
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