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Premiere of British Columbia announces Accessibility 2024

On Monday June 16 2014, during the BC Disabilities Summit, Premier Christy Clark unveiled Accessibility 2024, a 10-year plan that responds to the voices of thousands of British Columbians who took part in a three-month long public consultation on making B.C. the most progressive place in Canada for people with disabilities.

 

The detailed plan and building blocks of the strategy has been reviewed for full accessibility. Based upon attending the unveiling of the strategy and first glance and review of the document, ASIC  believes this is an appropriate alignment and provides several opportunities within the Accessibility 2024 plan for British Columbians who are blind, partially sighted or deafblind.

 

By way of background, citizens and organizations throughout British Columbia were invited to participate in the Disability White Paper Consultations, either through in-person attendance at one of several venues or submit their thoughts, ideas or suggestions through a number of on-line opportunities. Input was received from December 3 2013 through March 11 2014.

 

Since the launch of this initiative in December 2013, the consultation web site received 27,965 site visits and a further 1,103 comments  were received via the online blog. At the in-person community consultations, the government heard from 1,149 participants at 23 sessions in 15 communities. 405 submissions by other participation methods were also received, including emails, phone messages and mail.

 

You can review all the data regarding the BC Disability White Paper consultations​ including comments received from disability organizations and individuals throughout the province, further  statistical analysis and details about the consultation process by clicking on the link.


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