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Community Conversation: BC Accessibility Legislation
November 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST
The Government of British Columbia has announced that BC accessibility legislation will be introduced in 2020. Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction would like your feedback in preparation for the development of new laws, standards and policies.
In collaboration with Okanagan Regional Library and Spinal Cord Injury BC, Neil Squire Society is pleased to host a Community Conversation in Kelowna.
The event will be held in the Spartan room at Parkinson Recreation Centre on Thursday, November 14 at 4 PM.
Guest speakers will present on topics such as housing, healthcare, education, employment, public transit and technology.
This free event is open to the public and snacks will be provided.
There are more than 926,000 British Columbians over the age of 15 with some form of disability. This represents nearly 25% of the population. As the population
ages, the number of people with disabilities and the severity of their disabilities are likely to increase.
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.
For more information, please visit: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/accessibility/
Funding provided by the ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction through the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia.