Community Update: Province Announces Consultation Process for Provincial Accessibility Legislation
On Monday, September 16th, the Government of BC announced that the consultation process for forthcoming provincial accessibility legislation had begun. British Columbians will have the opportunity to provide their input and help shape the legislation until November 29th, 2019.
You are invited to read the Accessibility Framework document and make your voice heard by completing the online questionnaire, sending your comments by telephone or email, attending an in-person session, and/or participating in a virtual town hall. The Accessibility Framework and all information about how to participate is available here: https://www.engage.gov.bc.ca/accessibility/.
Community groups, libraries and other organizations can also participate by applying for funding and resources totaling up to $2,000 to hold their own community meetings and provide feedback. For details, visit SPARC BC: https://www.sparc.bc.ca/accessibility-legislation/.
Disability Alliance BC is encouraged by the scope of the consultation process and excited to see how this legislation will take shape.