UFV’s Accessibility Advisory Committee is asking that each person at the university take the time to participate in British Columbia’s feedback program to inform the new accessibility legislation. The B.C. Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction has announced the preparations for new Accessibility Legislation beginning with a community engagement program which runs until November 29, 2019.
B.C. is the largest province in Canada without some form of accessibility legislation to help identify, remove, and prevent barriers experienced by persons with disabilities. This is your chance to have your say about what accessibility measures are necessary in B.C. to ensure more inclusive learning, working and living environments.
Anyone can submit their ideas in a questionnaire, by email, by meetings, or any of these listed below:
- Questionnaire:complete the online questionnaire available at https://engage.gov.bc.ca/accessibility; (takes five minutes)
- Email/phone: Send your comments by email to email@example.com leave your comments by telephone at 844 878-0640 (toll free);
- Town Hall: Participate in a virtual town hall. Register at https://engage.gov.bc.ca/accessibility;
- Formal Submission: Organizations, self-advocates and advocates can make a formal submission on the Framework for Accessibility Legislation. Information about formal submissions and accessible versions of the Framework can be found at https://engage.gov.bc.ca/accessibility;
The Accessibility Committee will be holding two open houses to gather comments from our community.
OPEN HOUSES – NOV.21 from 11am to 1pm
- Atrium by the Library in G Building
- Alumni Hall by Registration, Building B, room B201
- in the lobby of A Building
- outside the cafeteria at TTC, room 1106.
Faculty, staff, admin, and students are encouraged to attend. If you attend and submit feedback, you have a chance to WIN a notebook!
- There are more than 1.000 students registered with a disability at UFV.
- There are an estimated 926,100 British Columbians (24.7% of the population) that report having a disability.
- The number of British Columbians with disabilities is expected to increase as the population ages.
- Identity factors such as gender, race, or sexuality can strongly impact and inform the individual experiences of people with disabilities.
- Indigenous people experience higher rates of disability (36% of Indigenous women and 26% of Indigenous men in Canada, excluding on reserve) and persons with disabilities are twice as likely to live in poverty.
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Accessibility for AllDate(s): Thursday, November 21
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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