When the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020, most businesses in Manitoba had to shift online. In 2022, many of us get information and buy things online with businesses in Manitoba. We connect through websites, videos, podcasts, phone apps, email, social media, PDF documents, etc.
It is vital that online communication and information be accessible for the one in four people in Manitoba, who identify as having at least one disability.
The Survey Goal
Access Changes Everything Inc. created this survey, so you can share your experiences with these digital and online interactions. Have you:
- Used a Manitoba business website?
- Used a Manitoba business app on your phone?
- Downloaded a PDF document related to a business in Manitoba?
- Watched a local business related video?
- Emailed a local business for information?
- Accessed a local business’ social media posts?
The survey focuses on what barriers you found, how they impacted your access, whether they prevented you from interacting or buying from local businesses, and what businesses in Manitoba have done well.
If are you an organization or individual supporting people with disabilities in Manitoba, we also want to hear from you.
The survey results will be shared through a public report on the Access Changes Everything Inc. website in early 2023.
The experiences shared, along with best practices, will be used to create a ‘Quick Start Guide to Digital Accessibility for Manitoba Businesses’. This will be given out for free to Manitoba based businesses that are members of a Chamber of Commerce in Manitoba.
Survey Information and Link
The Business Online Accessibility for People with Disabilities in Manitoba Survey is located at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2Business_Online_Accessibility_For_People_in_Manitoba_With_Disabilities
The survey has 9 questions. It should take 5-9 minutes to finish. It is anonymous, and it will be up until 11:45 pm on January 20th, 2023. The deadline has been extended from January 12th.
There is an option of entering a draw for a limited supply of $10 gift cards sent through email. We will remove this information from the survey results, so there is NO link to your feedback. We will delete this information after the draw.
Need the survey in a different format, such as large print, Word, PDF, ASL, etc., or have questions? Please email Lisa Snider at email@example.com, or call (800) 208-1936.
Your Experiences Make Change
Thank you for sharing your lived experiences, and feedback. You are helping businesses in Manitoba become more accessible online for people with disabilities.
This project was made possible by funding provided by the Manitoba Government, through the Manitoba Accessibility Fund.