Province of BC Announces Successful Accessibility Projects

As part of the Province’s goal to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in BC, DABC was first selected by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (MSDPR) in 2018 to distribute funding to community based “Accessibility Projects.” With the successful administration of the Accessibility Project Grants in 2018-2021, DABC was again selected to administer Accessibility Project Grants in 2022. On December 2nd, 2022, MSDPR announced the successful projects for 2022.

Read about this year’s successful accessibility projects here: Successful Accessibility Projects (2022)

For more information about Accessibility Project Grants as well as past funded projects, visit:
https://disabilityalliancebc.org/program/accessibility-projects/.

You can also read the Province’s media release here.

We are very excited to see the 12 successful organizations take on these diverse projects promoting inclusivity and accessibility for people with disabilities!

DABC's Helaine Boyd appointed to Accessible Service Delivery Standard committee

We’re very pleased to announce that DABC Executive Director Helaine Boyd has been appointed by the Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction to the technical committee that will be developing the accessible service delivery standard under the Accessible BC Act!

Learn more here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022SDPR0068-001813

BC Government Launches New Accessibility Feedback Tool

As part of the BC government’s ongoing work to implement the Accessible B.C. Act, the Accessibility Directorate has shared that government has launched a new government feedback tool for accessibility. The Accessibility Feedback Tool is now online, for people with disabilities to share their experiences accessing provincial government services. It can be accessed by clicking the “Accessibility” link on the bottom of every government web page, or through gov.bc.ca/accessibilityfeedback.

People can also provide feedback through e-mail, phone or snail mail.