Public Engagement Invite: BC Building Code Accessibility

Public Engagement Invite: BC Building Code Accessibility

From: BC Government Accessibility Directorate

Dear Partner:

As you may know, the Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing and I are committed to achieve our shared mandate to ensure the next iteration of the BC Building Code includes changes to make new buildings more accessible for all people.

I am writing to invite you to participate in an online survey to provide feedback to help improve accessibility in new buildings.

The online survey will be available on the govTogetherBC website, from October 28 to December 9, 2021.

Information about the BC Building Code accessibility requirements is available on the Building and Safety Standard’s website.

Your feedback will help inform proposed changes to the next BC Building Code. In the second phase of our engagement, planned to occur in 2023, we will provide an opportunity for you to comment on the proposed BC Building Code changes.

Please email BSSB.public.review@gov.bc.ca, if you have any questions about the survey or wish to submit supplementary materials related to accessibility in new buildings. Please ensure documents are publicly available and unlocked.

Removing barriers to accessibility and inclusion experienced by British Columbians will help create better buildings and stronger communities for all people.

Please share this information as appropriate with others in your organization.

 

Yours truly,

 

Dan Coulter

Parliamentary Secretary for Accessibility

Government of British Columbia

 

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