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British Columbia Legislation

In 2018, four years after the Accessibility 2024 plan was revealed, B.C. proposed the British Columbia Accessibility Act, also known as Bill M 219. This Bill is to establish accessibility standards for legislation in the province. Some aspects to be addressed include: Information and communication, the built environment, employment and education. The legislation is also rooted in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which addresses attitudinal and environmental barriers that hinder full and equal participation.

By intentionally designing instruction and learning environments with equity in mind, to support the diverse student population, including Deaf, hard of hearing and DeafBlind students, we can implement proactive measures that are responsive to all, while also focusing on individualized supports that ensure equity.