The Accessibility Advisory Committee was appointed by Parksville Council to meet the requirements under the Accessible BC Act. The purpose of the committee is to provide input on the development of an accessibility plan, including identifying barriers and providing advice on how to remove or prevent those barriers. Members of the City’s Accessibility Advisory Committee are Councillor Amit Gaur, Susan Ashcroft, Colin Flanagan, Sandra Hobson, Maureen Pilcher, Ralph Tietjen, Sue Street (Chair), and Ellie Thorburn.
The Access Oceanside Association is an organization which provides a resource guide for persons living with a disability in this region. This committee was formed in 2008 as the Parksville Measuring Up Committee and the name was changed to more appropriately reflect the larger Oceanside community.
The checklist is a self-assessment tool to help developers achieve projects that are accessible to all persons. The checklist also provides an understanding to Council and Staff on how prospective development projects aim to achieve universal design (accessibility) principles.
Proper application of the Building Code has impacts on the day-to-day lives of people with disabilities. Accessibility is paramount. Thoughtful and careful use of the handbook in applying the building requirements for persons with disabilities will benefit all members of the community.
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