After a long wait, the provincial government has announced the members of its new Provincial Accessibility Committee. Our Jessica Vliegenthart has been named to this Committee.
Under the Accessible British Columbia Act, the Committee’s work will include advising government on the implementation of the Act, helping government prioritize accessibility standards, and overseeing the process of developing standards in areas such as employment, education, transportation, and customer service.
The Committee works to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities and supports the implementation of the Accessible BC Act in the following ways:
- Developing and recommending accessibility standards to government
- Engaging with the public on the development of accessibility standards
- Providing general advice to the Minister about government’s efforts to promote accessibility