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As part of the Accessible BC Act, School District 87/Stikine has made available a link to an online form for members of the public to provide feedback about accessibility in our District.

The Accessible British Columbia Act aims to support identifying, preventing, and removing barriers that people with disabilities face in their day-to-day lives.

Northern School Districts Partnership

School District 87/Stikine has partnered with other school districts in Northern British Columbia to work towards meeting legislative requirements by September 2023, namely:

  • Establish an Accessibility Committee
  • Develop an Accessibility Plan, and
  • Establish a process for receiving public feedback

Key themes of the act:

  • Breaking down barriers
  • Advancing human rights
  • Promoting fairness and equity

Themes Specific to Education:

  • Increased visibility of those with disabilities
  • Public education campaigns to include those with disabilities in the education system
  • Development of targeted education and training programs
  • Increase integration in schools
  • Found on accessibility, empathy, and sensitivity training

Important Definitions from the Act

Accessibility: How easily can this thing be reached, entered, or used by a person with a disability?
Disability: An inability to participate fully and equally in society as a result of the interaction of an impairment or barrier.
Barrier: Anything that hinders someone with an impairment from easily accessing something or taking part equally and/or fully
Impairment: A physical, sensory, mental, intellectual, or cognitive impairment, which is permanent, temporary, or episodic.

What are Examples of Barriers to Accessibility?

  • Buildings with no wheelchair ramps at entrances
  • Floors without wheelchair-accessible washrooms
  • Information that is hard to understand
  • Forms that are not available in a different form, like Braille or large print
  • Important videos without captions or ASL alternatives
  • A government employee that uses language that is rude about your disability or difference

Feedback Mechanism

All the questions in this form are optional. You can share as much or as little as you want. The feedback we receive will be shared with both our Accessibility Advisory Committee and our Accessibility Working Group. Use the button below to provide your feedback.

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