Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, is scheduled to be in Penticton Nov. 13 to host a forum to get input on planned accessibility legislation for B.C. (Submitted photo)

Minister to host accessibility forum in Penticton Nov. 13

Shane Simpson will be in Penticton Nov. 13 to host a forum to get input in accessibility legislation

Local residents will have an opportunity to participate in a forum in the development of accessibility legislation for B.C.

Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction will be in Penticton to host an in-person session for people with disabilities, their friends and family, accessibility and self advocates as well as organizations, experts, businesses and individuals.

The purpose is to help define what future legislation to make B.C. a more accessible and inclusive province should look like.

The meeting will take place at Ooknakane Friendship Centre at 146 Ellis St. from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

READ MORE: Grand opening for all-access Penticton WorkBC Centre

Organizers say all are welcome to attend, participate and offer feedback about their experiences with accessibility, inclusion, barriers and what matters most in the development of accessibility legislation.

Earlier in the day Simpson will be at the new WorkBC Centre in Apple Plaza to officially open the office which has earned the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification.

To register for a meeting or to learn more about the proposed legislation, go to: engage.gov.bc.ca/accessibility

People can also provide their feedback through an online questionnaire at the above link until Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at 4 p.m.


 

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