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.
Visit each building block for goals, actions and highlights of progress to date:
- Inclusive Government
- Accessible Service Delivery
- Accessible Internet
- Accessible Built Environment
- Accessible Housing
- Accessible Transportation
- Income Support
- Financial Security
- Inclusive Communities
- Emergency Preparedness
- Consumer Experience
- November 7, 2016 - New homes for low-income renters, people with disabilities in Surrey (BC Housing)
- November 1, 2016 – B.C. celebrates Aboriginal Disability Awareness Month (Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation)
- October 13, 2016 - New affordable housing for seniors and Aboriginal people in Vernon (BC Housing)
- October 12, 2016 - Governments of Canada and B.C. join forces to challenge provinces and territories to help Canadians with disabilities plan for the future (Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation)
- October 3, 2016 - Creating jobs for people with disabilities, increasing accessibility in B.C. (Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation)