Province of BC Announces Consultation Process for Provincial Accessibility Legislation
It was announced on Monday, September 16th by the Government of BC that the consultation process for forthcoming provincial accessibility legislation has begun. British Columbians will have the opportunity to provide their input and help shape the legislation until November 29th, 2019.
You can read the Accessibility Framework document and make your voice heard by completing the online questionnaire, sending your comments by telephone or email, attending an in-person session, and/or participating in a virtual town hall.
The Accessibility Framework and all information about how to participate is available by clicking here: https://www.engage.gov.bc.ca/accessibility/. Community groups, libraries and other organizations can also participate by applying for funding and resources totalling up to $2,000 to hold their own community meetings and provide feedback. For details, visit SPARC BC: https://www.sparc.bc.ca/accessibility-legislation/.
Alongside other agencies in BC, CVS is very excited by the framework of the consultation process and excited to see how this legislation will evolve.