accessibility

North Saanich resident Charlene Froom calls on local politicians to be more mindful of the concerns of differently-abled individuals in the face of the area’s aging demographic. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

North Saanich accessibility activist calls for ongoing improvements on Peninsula

Charlene Froom lauds recent moves in Sidney but calls for awareness campaign

 

Joudelie King wants to get out and live life to the fullest, but there are places she can’t go because they don’t meet her accessibility needs. (submitted photo)

New online tool provides accessibility map for people with disabilities

The myCommunity BC map provides accessibility info for nearly 1,000 locations in the province

 

The Beacon Hill summit is a popular stopping point for visitors to the park. The road up to the viewpoint and parking lot will be reopened by the City of Victoria on Nov. 28 to allow for better access for seniors and people with disabilities. (Black Press Media file photo)

Summit access opens in Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park

Victoria maintains some road closures in park as part of COVID traffic plan

 

Grade 3 student Nate Twaddle, who uses a walker for a rare neurological condition, has been zooming along a new accessible walkway since it was installed in early October at Willway Elementary in Langford. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Langford mother thankful for accessible walkway that helps son connect with peers

Rare neurological condition means Grade 3 student uses wheelchair, walker to play

Grade 3 student Nate Twaddle, who uses a walker for a rare neurological condition, has been zooming along a new accessible walkway since it was installed in early October at Willway Elementary in Langford. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Cedar Hill Golf Course now has a Paramobile to help people who use wheelchair play golf. (Submitted by Carole Ireland)

Cedar Hill Golf course gets new Paramobile, helping wheelchair users golf

The machine is free for people to use at the course

Cedar Hill Golf Course now has a Paramobile to help people who use wheelchair play golf. (Submitted by Carole Ireland)
The Greater Victoria School District is seeking public input. (Black Press File Photo)
The Greater Victoria School District is seeking public input. (Black Press File Photo)
The Saanich-based group called AccessBC was disappointed to see that universal no-cost birth control was not included in the 2020 B.C. budget. (Ceridwen/Wikimedia Commons)

No-cost birth control not included in 2020 B.C. budget

AccessBC team calls it a ‘missed opportunity,’ says the group won’t stop campaigning

The Saanich-based group called AccessBC was disappointed to see that universal no-cost birth control was not included in the 2020 B.C. budget. (Ceridwen/Wikimedia Commons)
Modo has added a wheelchair-accessible van to its car-sharing fleet in Greater Victoria. (Photo courtesy Modo)
Modo has added a wheelchair-accessible van to its car-sharing fleet in Greater Victoria. (Photo courtesy Modo)
Wendy Cox (left), executive director of the Victoria Disability Resource Centre, and Black Press Media reporter Nicole Crescenzi cruise through downtown Victoria as Crescenzi tries her hand at navigating with a wheelchair. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Access: A day in the life using a wheelchair in Victoria

Black Press Media teamed up with the Victoria Disability Resource Centre to learn about barriers

Wendy Cox (left), executive director of the Victoria Disability Resource Centre, and Black Press Media reporter Nicole Crescenzi cruise through downtown Victoria as Crescenzi tries her hand at navigating with a wheelchair. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Chris Marks, member of the Victoria’s accessibility working group, says a provincial Disabilities Act would make spaces easier to navigate for people with disabilities. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

B.C. needs Disability Act: Victoria council

Council motion asks province to make B.C. barrier free

Chris Marks, member of the Victoria’s accessibility working group, says a provincial Disabilities Act would make spaces easier to navigate for people with disabilities. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
City of Victoria is considering a pilot project that would allow mobility scooters and wheelchairs to use some covered bike lanes. (News File Photo)

Wheelchairs in bike lanes pilot considered in Victoria

Motor Vehicle Act currently prohibits mobility scooters and wheelchairs in bike lanes

City of Victoria is considering a pilot project that would allow mobility scooters and wheelchairs to use some covered bike lanes. (News File Photo)