B.C. has declared September Disability Employment Month to celebrate people with disabilities in the workforce and the employers and communities throughout the province who pave the way to support them. For more information, here is a news release.
How did we get to Accessibility 2024?
From December 3, 2013 to March 11, 2014, government held a provincewide consultation to better understand how government, businesses and communities can decrease barriers and increase accessibility for people living with disabilities.
In May 2014, the Disability Consultation Report: Moving Together Toward an Accessible B.C. was released, summarizing the feedback heard through the consultation process. It is this feedback that formed the basis of the 10-year plan.
Accessibility 2024 was released by the Premier at a B.C. Accessibility Summit on June 16, 2014. Three hundred representatives from the disability community, government and the business community came together at the Vancouver Convention Centre and hundreds of British Columbians tuned in from all over B.C. to watch the live webcast. A full transcript and video from the summit will be available soon.
Thanks very much to our partners who hosted the public viewing spaces in dozens of communities around B.C.
Questions from in-person and virtual participants submitted during the panel discussion, with responses, will be available soon.