The Accessible British Columbia Act Has Received Royal Assent

The Accessible British Columbia Act has received Royal Assent and is now law. While during the Bill passing process, DABC made it well known our concerns and disappointment over the ABCA’s shortcomings, at this time, we are aiming our advocacy sights on ensuring that the regulations and standards to be developed under the Act will be meaningful and impactful to reducing barriers for British Columbians with disabilities.

For more information about the Accessible British Columbia Act, please visit: the accessibility legislation web page where you will also find frequently asked questions about the legislation and an ASL video overview.

The Ministry is also taking applications for a Provincial Accessibility Committee. This PAC will work closely with the Ministry and its Accessibility Secretariat to pave the way for regulations and standards to be developed under the Act. To find out more about the committee, please read the notice of position.