Accessibility Standards Canada: Standards work program

The present work program lists all of our active standards projects as well as previously published standards. It provides a summary of all the standards currently in development.

Title

Project type

Current stage code

Commencement date of current stage code

Public comment start date

Public comment end date

Publication target date

Technical committee

ICS code

International standard used as basis

CAN-ASC-1.1 – Employment

New Standard

40.60

November 14, 2023

July 19, 2023

November 14, 2023

Fall 2025

Technical Committee on Employment

03.040

03.100

03.100.01

03.100.10

03.100.02

03.100.30

N/A

CAN-ASC-2.1 –Outdoor Spaces

New standard

40.60

August 11, 2023

June 12, 2023

August 11, 2023

Spring 2025

Technical Committee on Outdoor Spaces

11.180.01

11.180.30

11.180.99

91.020

03.200.01

N/A

CAN-ASC-2.2 – Emergency Egress (Exit)

New Standard

30.20

January 25, 2022

Winter 2025

Spring 2025

Spring 2026

Technical Committee on Emergency Egress

11.180

13.200

13.220

13.320

91.060

91.120

91.160

N/A

CAN-ASC-2.3 – Model Standard for the Built Environment – Accessibility for federally regulated entities as defined in the Accessible Canada Act

New Standard

30.20

February 29, 2024

Fall 2025

Winter 2027

Winter 2027

Technical Committee on a Model Standard in the Built Environment - Accessibility

53.020.01

91.040.01

91.040.10

91.040.20

91.060

91.120.01

91.140.90

91.160

91.190

N/A

CAN-ASC-2.4 –Wayfinding and Signage

New Standard

30.20

April 13, 2023

Winter 2025

Spring 2025

Spring 2026

Technical Committee on Wayfinding and Signage

01.080

03.220

11.180

13.180

91.040

91.060

91.140

N/A

CAN-ASC-2.6 Existing Built Environment

New Standard

20.00

June 29, 2023

Fall 2026

Winter 2027

Fall 2027

Technical Committee on the Existing Built Environment

53.020.01

91.040.01

91.040.10

91.040.20

91.060

91.120.01

91.140.90

91.160

91.190

N/A

CAN-ASC-2.7: Heritage Buildings and Sites - Accessibility for Federally Regulated Entities as defined by the Accessible Canada Act

New Standard

20.00

September 20, 2023

TBD

TBD

TBD

Technical Committee on Heritage Buildings and Sites

91.020

91.040

91.060

91.120

91.140

91.160

N/A

CAN-ASC-2.8: Accessible Ready Housing New Standard 20.00 May 1, 2024 TBD TBD TBD TBD 91.010 
91.040 
91.060 
91.090 
91.120 
N/A

CAN-ASC-3.1 – Plain Language

New standard

40.20

April 9, 2024

April 9, 2024

July 8, 2024

Spring 2026

Technical Committee on Plain Language

11.180.99

11.180.01

11.180.15

11.180.30

33.030

33.170

N/A

CAN-ASC-4.1: Accessible Procurement

New Standard

20.20

February 6, 2024

Summer 2026

Fall 2026

Fall 2027

Technical Committee on Accessible Procurement

03.100

03.220

03.240

13.020.20

91.010

95.020

N/A

5.1 Emergency Measures New Standard 20.20 February 1, 2024 TBD TBD TBD TBD 01.080
13200
13.220
91.120
N/A

CAN-ASC-5.2.1 Part 1: Design and Delivery of Accessible Programs and Services: Accessible Service Delivery

New Standard

30.00

March 21, 2024

Fall 2024

Winter 2025

Spring 2025

Technical committee on Accessible Design and Delivery of Programs and Services

03.060 
03.080 
03.100 
03.160
03.200 
03.220 
03.240 
11.180 
35.020 
91.040

N/A

CAN-ASC-5.2.2 Part 2: Design and Delivery of Accessible Programs and Services Including Customer Service New Standard  20.99 November 1, 2023 Winter 2027 Spring 2027 Spring 2028 Technical committee on Accessible Design and Delivery of Programs and Services 03.060 
03.080 
03.100 
03.160
03.200 
03.220 
03.240 
11.180 
35.020 
91.040
 

CAN-ASC-5.3: Accessible Tourism

New Standard

20.00

March 7, 2023

TBD

TBD

TBD

Technical committee on Accessible Tourism

03.080

03.200

35.020

97.220

11.180

91.020

91.040

91.060

N/A

CAN/ASC - EN 301 549:2024 - Accessibility requirements for ICT products and services (EN 301 549:2021, IDT) Adoption 60.60 May 31, 2024 December 20, 2023 February 5, 2024 May 31, 2024 Technical committee on Accessible and Equitable Artificial Intelligence Systems 35.020
33.020
03.100.10
13.180
EN 301 549

CAN-ASC-6.2: Accessible and Equitable Artificial Intelligence Systems

New Standard

30.00

November 10, 2023

Winter 2026

Spring 2026

Spring 2027

Technical committee on Accessible and Equitable Artificial Intelligence Systems

03.100

35.020

35.040

35.080

35.100

35.240

N/A

CAN-ASC-7.1: Accessible Travel Journey

New Standard

30.00

October 5, 2023

Fall 2025

Winter 2026

Winter 2027

Technical committee on Accessible Travel Journey

01.080
03.080
03.100
03.200
03.220
11.180
13.180
35.240
49.095
49.100
55.020
91.040
91.060

N/A

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