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.

Contact information

Accessibility Standards Canada
320, St-Joseph Boulevard
Suite 246
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H3

EmailInfo.Accessibility.Standards-Normes.Accessibilite.Info@canada.gc.ca
Telephone: 1-833-854-7628

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 2024

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 5, 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

30.00

June 30, 2023

Fall 2026

Winter 2026

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

Spring 2026

Summer 2026

Summer 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-3.1 – Plain Language

New standard

30.20

March 30, 2021

Winter 2024

Spring 2024

Winter 2025

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

20.00

May 25, 2023

Spring 2027

Summer 2027

Winter 2028

Technical Committee on Accessible Procurement

03.100

03.220

03.240

13.020.20

91.010

95.020

N/A

CAN-ASC-5.2: Design and Delivery of Accessible Programs and Services Including Customer Service

New Standard

30.00

November 2023

Winter 2026

Spring 2026

Spring 2027

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-5.3: Accessible Tourism

New Standard

20.00

March 7, 2023

Spring 2027

Summer 2027

Summer 2028

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

50.99

February 20, 2024

December 20, 2023

February 5, 2024

Winter 2025

Technical Committee on Information Communication Technology

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

Winter 2026

Spring 2026

Spring 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