Accessible BC Act
We are pleased to let you know that the Accessible British Columbia Act has now received Royal Assent. This legislation will set British Columbia on the path to a more accessible and inclusive province for people with disabilities. For more information about the legislation, please visit: the accessibility legislation web page where you will also find frequently asked questions about the legislation and an ASL video overview.
With the Act now law, government will establish a provincial accessibility committee to help shape new accessibility standards, create a forward-looking three-year government accessibility plan and develop a new feedback tool to ensure people from across the province can share their thoughts on barriers that need to be removed and prevented. The committee will ensure that the Government’s work to implement the legislation will involve people with disabilities in line with the principle of “nothing about us without us.” To find out more about the committee, please read the notice of position.
Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (Victoria, B.C.)
“A British Columbia where everyone has the opportunity to participate fully in their communities and reach their full potential”