DABC Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day

DABC logo and text that says 'May 16th is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) GAAD highlights digital accessibility.' At the bottom is a graphic of three people in black, blue, and pink clothes. The second person uses a cane and is linking arms with the third person.

Today, DABC celebrates the 13th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! GAAD highlights and brings awareness to the importance of digital accessibility for people with all disabilities.

At DABC, we are constantly striving to make our services and resources more accessible to our clients and anyone else who may access them.

We recently began providing our flagship magazine, Transition, in both PDF and accessible text formats. Check out the magazine here:

We’re also working toward revamping our website to make it more streamlined and accessible! Early stages of this process involved asking the disability community for their input through an online survey, and direct discussions with people with various disabilities.

For more information about GAAD, visit: https://accessibility.day/.

We'd Like Your Feedback on DABC's Website!

DABC is planning to redesign our website and we want your feedback! We value your perspectives and ideas as we make our website more visitor friendly, accessible and informative. We have created an online survey, which will be open until February 29th, 2024.

Please note that all responses are anonymous.

At the end of the survey, you will be provided a link to fill out a second form if you would like to be entered into a draw for a $50 gift card to a local store of your choice. The second form is completely optional. If you do provide your email address in the second form for the draw, your information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of DABC. Your email address will not be added to any listserv or mailing list.

We estimate the survey may take 12-20 minutes to complete.

There are open ended questions at the end of the survey should your feedback not be captured in the previous questions.

Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WKWDGQJ.

Thank you for your thoughtful responses!

The City of Vancouver wants to hear from you re: lockable lighters

Due to rising public safety concerns and increased fire risk, the City of Vancouver is seeking your input on the impact a ban on the retail sale of lockable lighters might have on you and your community.

Lockable lighters would still be available to purchase online or in retail stores in neighbouring cities, and residents will still have access to devices with a trigger ignition and manual release button.

If you have any feedback you’d like to share, please email feedback@disabilityalliancebc.org.