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Financial accessibility and inclusive value systems for finance, tax and accounting practices: Advocacy and design recommendations for accessible practices and disability tax rights.

Brooke, Claire (2015) Financial accessibility and inclusive value systems for finance, tax and accounting practices: Advocacy and design recommendations for accessible practices and disability tax rights. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Brooke, Claire
Abstract:

There is a proportionally significant marginalized aging and disabled population in Canada from perspectives of equitable financial means and access. While in recent years there has been increased effort from the federal and provincial governments through the Income Tax Act of ongoing incremental tax provisions and adjustments in order to integrate and provide equal opportunity to people with disabilities, these efforts do not reflect a comprehensive and coordinated approach, or a coherent disability tax strategy. Issues such as the cost outlay of disabilities (medication, support, and treatments), access and stability in the labor force, caregiver and family support, retraining and higher education and general income support are all outstanding issues in need of much reform [20]. It is therefore necessary to persist in efforts to make positive change and actively build on prior political successes to continue to push for tax policy reform to promote equal access and integration within the broader society. This report investigates design strategies and opportunities for influencing dialogue between the federal departments and agencies, advocacy groups and the disadvantaged general public, based on a deep understanding of the impact of disabilities on families, the disability tax provisions and existing support mechanisms in order to arrive at meaningful recommendations to reduce social gaps and to reduce economic inequality.

Date: April 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aging, Disabled, Government, Tax Strategies, Economic Inequality
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2015 16:23
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 14:51
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/245

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