Accessible BC Act Roundtable

Have your say on how the Accessible BC Act Standards should be updated!

Help the province to identify, remove, and prevent barriers to accessibility and shape inclusive policies that directly impact the lives of people you work with and care about. By contributing feedback, you ensure that this legislation reflects the diverse and overlapping needs of neurodivergent individuals.

Neurodiverse individuals bring many unique talents and strengths to the table. It is important to recognize that neurodivergent individuals process information and acquire skills in different ways that may require adaptations and accommodations within the work environment. Let’s ensure these voices are heard in the updated BC Accessibility Act to contribute to more dynamic, adaptable, and equitable work cultures. 

Who should come? 

If you are a local business owner, working individual, post-secondary student, or someone who accesses community services, join us! If you are neurodivergent or interact with neurodivergent individuals in your daily life, your input is needed. Join us and have your say on the following: 

  • Making your organization inclusive 
  • Empowering people with disabilities and honouring them as experts in their own experience
  • Removing barriers experienced by people with disabilities
  • Recruitment and hiring 
  • Accessibility at work

3 Ways to Have Your Say 

  1. Accessible BC Roundtable: Join us on July 30 at 9:00am for up to 90 minutes. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to join us.  
  2. Accessible BC Online Roundtable: Join us via Zoom on July 23 at 7:00pm for up to 90 minutes. Please RSVP to join us.
  3. Take the Online Survey 

What to Expect 

This roundtable discussion is a collaborative meeting where we will gather diverse perspectives about accessibility and inclusion in BC regarding the BC Accessibility Act. The inclusion of neurodiverse individuals will be the focus of the discussion.   

At the start of the discussion, your facilitator, Becky Bishop (she/her), will briefly describe the BC Accessibility Act and the government’s current priorities for the 2024 update. She will then set the stage for discussion and lead the group using specific themes related to identifying, removing, and preventing barriers that neurodiverse individuals face. 

Participants are invited to share their stories, experiences, opinions, and ideas related to the discussion’s themes. As time permits, there will also be an opportunity for open commentary.  

It is important to note that this roundtable discussion may involve sharing sensitive information, including personal experiences, opinions, and confidential details related to accessibility issues. Participants are encouraged to respect others’ privacy and confidentiality, avoid sharing identifiable information, and exercise discretion when discussing personal or sensitive topics to ensure a safe and respectful environment for all participants. 

Becky Bishop, Senior Manager, Youth and Adult Programs

LDS is a community of dedicated professionals who write collaboratively. We recognize the contribution of unnamed team members for their wisdom and input.