On February 4, 2020, Council endorsed the proposed approach, work plan, project team and timeline for creating a comprehensive Accessibility Policy for the RMOW.
The proposed Accessibility Policy will support ongoing efforts through a comprehensive policy framework. This framework is intended to provide clarity, consistency and direction on evaluation criteria, standards and targets so that the RMOW can progressively enhance accessibility consistent with municipal objectives and authorities.
Staff propose to use Universal Design (UD), the BC Building Code (BCBC), the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) Program and the Accessible Canada Act as the key concepts in the development of the Accessibility Policy.
Further details on the development of the RMOW Accessibility Policy are provided in the Administrative Report to Council.