Accessibility Action Plan

Accessibility in the RDKS

The RDKS’s Accessibility Plan is governed by the Accessible British Columbia Act and the Accessible British Columbia Regulation. These laws are very important because they help identify, remove, and prevent barriers that make it difficult for people to access services in our province. The goal is to make British Columbia more accessible for everyone.

View the RDKS 2023-2025 Accessibility Action Plan

Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee

To inform the development and content of our Accessibility Plan, we are working with an advisory committee that represents our communities. 

In 2023, the City of Terrace (CoT) invited the participation of several public sector organizations (partners) from our region to inform the accessibility planning exercise that we were working on as required by the Accessible British Columbia Act.

The CoT and the RDKS put out a call to the public for advisory members (advisors). Advisory membership strives to include and consult with persons with disabilities and the organizations that support them to understand the accessibility needs. The committee also invites participation of members that identify as Indigenous. Together this group of partners and advisors form the Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee (JAAC).

The committee's main goal is to address accessibility issues in different areas of our organizations and remove barriers that may prevent people with disabilities from full participation.

Our Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee chose “Information and Communications” as our first area of focus. This standard looks at the barriers that people face when they interact with others, signage, printed materials, or technology like websites and documents.

View the committee minutes

View the committee Terms of Reference

Commitment Statement

The RDKS is committed to identifying, removing, and preventing barriers across its services, programs, communications/engagement, and infrastructure, to benefit the community in a way that respects the dignity and independence of disabled persons. 

The RDKS values the contributions from all people and believes diversity strengthens our community. The RDKS recognizes the essential knowledge and perspectives of people with lived experience of disability and commits to making sure those voices are part of community planning.

The RDKS will work to ensure staff and Board are aware of their roles in supporting accessibility for people living with disabilities and will support positive community attitudes and practices to improve accessibility.

Feedback on Accessibility

The RDKS is committed to reviewing the accessibility of their physical and digital spaces, identifying barriers that may exist, and making improvements as required and feasible. To provide comments or suggestions, please contact [email protected]. Your feedback is important to us!