Applications are open for people who want to help develop the Province’s first two standards for accessibility in order to remove barriers that can restrict people living with disabilities from pursuing the same opportunities as those without disabilities.
The two new technical committees will assist in the development of the employment accessibility standard and the accessible service delivery standard, respectively.
The committees will consider a range of factors that can create barriers, such as non-inclusive policies and technologies or inaccessible infrastructure. The two committees will support the Provincial Accessibility Committee in developing proposed accessibility standards.
Applicants should have experience or knowledge in at least one of the following:
- the development or implementation of accessibility standards;
- government, public-sector organizations, business and/or non-profit environment;
- current and emerging issues related to disability and accessibility; and
- the diversity of the communities and organizations affected by the Accessible British Columbia Act.
People who are interested in serving on the 13- to 15-member technical committees can apply through this link: https://www.external-surveys.sd.gov.bc.
Applications will be accepted until Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at 12:59 p.m. (Pacific time.)