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Services, supports expand for people with disabilities

  • There are more than 926,000 people with disabilities living in British Columbia.
  • The Accessible B.C. Act became law in 2021 and is helping create a more accessible and inclusive British Columbia by introducing new tools and mechanisms to support the identification, prevention and removal of barriers that people with disabilities face in their day-to-day lives.
  • Effective Sept. 1, 2022, more than 750 public-sector organizations are required to establish an accessibility committee, an accessibility plan and a build tool to receive feedback about their accessibility.
  • In all its actions, British Columbia supports the principles outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
  • Formed in 2010, the BC Spinal Cord Injury Network (BC SCI Network) is comprised of five disability organizations working together to help make B.C. the best place for people with physical disabilities to live, work and participate in. These organizations include Spinal Cord Injury BC, BC Wheelchair Sports Association, BC Wheelchair Basketball Society, The Disability Foundation, and the Neil Squire Society.

This is on the BC Govt website go to the link here

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