Accessibility Working Group
The Accessibility Working Group aims to make City policies, services, infrastructure and facilities more accessible for all by:
- Identifying barriers for persons with disabilities created by current City of Victoria infrastructure,
- Making recommendations as to how to remove these barriers,
- Establishing criteria by which barrier removal can be prioritized and the allocating of funding can be determined, and
- Working with the City of Victoria to draft policies and procedures to prevent the creation of barriers in the future
Accessibility Working Group Terms of Reference:
- To consider the needs of persons with a diverse range of abilities including, but not limited to, physical, sensory, developmental, learning and mental health challenges.
- To recommend solutions which best meet the "wants" of all without compromising the "needs" of any.
If you have an accessibility concern, please contact the engineering department at 250.361.0300 or email email@example.com
In 1978, Quebec passed the Act to secure the rights of people with disabilities which was reviewed by the National Assembly in 2004 and is now entitled An Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace integration and emphasizes the accountability of all public and private actors. The Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was passed by the Ontario Legislature in 2005. In 2013, the province of Manitoba passed the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA). More information can be found at (http://www.ccdonline.ca/en/international/un/canada/crpd-first-report#sec-quebec)
British Columbia has a 10-year action plan “Accessibility 2024” aimed at making B.C. more accessible for people with disabilities.
The Government of Canada is currently consulting with Canadians on planned accessibility legislation (July 2016 to February 2017).
Next meeting is September 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm