British Columbia Framework for Accessibility Legislation Engagement
The B.C. Government is committed to developing new laws, standards, and policies to better support people with disabilities to live with dignity and to meaningfully participate in their communities. Accessibility legislation would empower government, persons with disabilities, and the broader community to work together to identify, remove, and prevent barriers.
Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, would like your feedback in preparation for the development of new laws, standards and policies.
The opportunity to provide feedback will be open from September 16 to November 29, 2019 at 4 pm
- Completing the online questionnaire available at https://engage.gov.bc.ca/accessibility;
- Sending comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving comments by telephone at 844 878-0640 (toll free);
- Participating in a virtual town hall. Register at https://engage.gov.bc.ca/accessibility;
- Community groups, libraries, and other organizations can access resources of up to $2,000 to host their own conversations and provide feedback. More information is available online at http://www.sparc.bc.ca/accessibility-legislation/
- Organizations, self-advocates and advocates can make a formal submission on the Framework for Accessibility Legislation. Information about formal submissions and accessible versions of the Framework can be found at https://engage.gov.bc.ca/accessibility;
- Attending an in-person session. Register at https://engage.gov.bc.ca/accessibility to take part in a meeting in one of nine locations around the province.
- Attend the Spectrum Open House on October 19th where we will be providing more information on the government’s process for developing accessibility legislation and giving you an opportunity to provide input.
After the consultation period ends, the B.C. Government will provide a summary of the feedback and input that has been received. Your feedback and input will be used to inform the development of accessibility legislation for B.C.
We hope you will participate and look forward to your contributions.
Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
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