Gibsons established an Accessibility Advisory Committee, as required under new provincial legislation at its special council meeting Dec. 15. The committee is to “assist the Town in identifying barriers and advise Council on how to remove and prevent these barriers,” said a staff report on the agenda.
According to the staff report, legislation defines a barrier as, “Anything that hinders the full and equal participation in society of a person with an impairment.”
“A barrier can be ‘caused by environments, attitudes, practices, policies, information, communications or technologies’, and can be ‘affected by intersecting forms of discrimination’,” continued the report.
The committee is to be advertised to recruit members.
Terms of reference are to come forward at the January council meeting.