Accessibility Plan Development
As required in the Accessible British Columbia Regulation under the Accessible BC Act, all local governments in B.C. must develop an Accessibility Plan by September 1, 2023. The Accessibility Advisory Committee will help guide the TNRD in the creation of this plan.
The purpose of the TNRD Accessibility Plan is to identify barriers to accessibility and inclusion that may be experienced by members of the public or TNRD staff. Barriers may be present in the built environment, information and communications, or the delivery of programs or services that are within the TNRD’s jurisdiction.
Accessibility Plan Timeline
- Create Accessibility Advisory Committee (current phase)
- This Committee will advise the TNRD on what to include in the draft Accessibility Plan and actions to be taken.
- Seek community feedback
- Feedback from stakeholders and members of the public will help inform the Accessibility Advisory Committee and the TNRD on accessibility in the TNRD’s physical and digital spaces, and help guide the creation of Accessibility Plan.
- Draft Accessibility Plan
- A draft of the Accessibility Plan will be created once public consultation opportunities have closed, beginning in summer 2023.
- Adopt Accessibility Plan and implement public feedback tool
- The TNRD Board of Directors will be required to adopt the Accessibility Plan by September 1, 2023. At this point, a permanent tool to receive public feedback on accessibility will be fully implemented as well.
Feedback on Accessibility
The TNRD is committed to reviewing the accessibility of its physical and digital spaces, identifying obstacles that may exist, and making improvements as required. To provide comments or suggestions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your feedback is important to us!
TNRD Requesting Volunteers for Accessibility Advisory Committee
Kamloops, BC – April 20, 2023 – The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is requesting volunteers to participate in the new Accessibility Advisory Committee, to help guide the creation of the TNRD’s Accessibility Plan. As required in the Accessible British Columbia Regulation under the Accessible BC Act, all local governments in B.C. must develop an Accessibility