The government of B.C. is committed to decreasing barriers and increasing accessibility for people with disabilities in B.C. Accessibility 2024 lays the roadmap for making B.C. the most progressive province in Canada for people with disabilities by 2024.
What is Accessibility?
Accessibility is about providing people of all abilities with the opportunity to live full, inclusive lives.
Accessibility is about challenging our attitudes and beliefs about disabilities, and recognizing the value and contributions that people with disabilities can make to our workplaces, communities and economy.
By preventing and removing barriers that hinder the participation and inclusion of the approximately 15 per cent of British Columbians over the age of 15 that currently self-identify as having a disability, B.C. will be a better place to live, work and visit for everyone.
Updates on Accessibility 2024 - click on each building block below:
- July 18, 2016 - $50,000 for Pain BC summit with focus on strategy for treating chronic pain (Ministry of Health)
- July 15, 2016 - Tax-filing program pays off for people with disabilities (Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation)
- July 4, 2016 - Gaining accessibility knowledge of B.C.’s northern parks (Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation)
- July 4, 2016 - Province expands Tele-Mental Health to Cranbrook (Ministry of Children and Family Development)
- July 4, 2016 - handyDART expansion made possible by provincial funding lift (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
- June 30, 2016 – Innovation, partnerships creating opportunities for people with disabilities in B.C. (Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation)