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Accessibility

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.

ASL video "What is Accessibility?"

Updates on Accessibility 2024 - click on each building block below:

Image listing the twelve building blocks that make up Accessibility 2024.

Recent News:

February 17, 2015 - B.C. exempts child support for families on assistance

February 16, 2015 - B.C. issues Request for Proposal (RFP) for new assistive technology program

February 14, 2015 - Accessibility programming encourages lifelong love of sport (Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development)

February 6, 2015 - A long-term plan to stop violence against women (Office of the Premier, Ministry of Justice)

February 4, 2015 - Access to mental health, substance use services made easier (Ministry of Children and Family Development and Ministry of Health)

December 19, 2014 - New fibre, cell connections all part of connectivity plan (Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services)

December 17, 2014 - First for B.C. recovery program helps addiction and mental illness (Ministry of Health)

December 16, 2014 - Richmond Olympic Experience to create new 2010 legacy (Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development)