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Online Tool to Track Accessible Parking Spaces

Disability parking sign

An online tool to track accessible parking spaces is being developed by Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD), thanks to a $28,000 provincial grant they received last year.

“Every day, people with disabilities overcome barriers that could otherwise impact their lives,” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, in a press release. “Organizations across B.C. are working to embrace diversity, create equal opportunities and improve social inclusion.”

The RCD online tool being developed, called Accessible Parking in Accessible Communities (APAC), is in testing mode and is expected to be launched in 2020.

The funding announcement launches B.C.’s second annual AccessAbility Week, May 26 to June 1, 2019.  AccessAbility Week promotes and celebrates diversity and inclusion, and recognizes the importance of accessibility.

Sixteen community projects received funding last year. In B.C., more than 900,000 people aged 15 years and older, or 24.7 per cent of the population, self-identify as having a disability.