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Accessibility Plan


Metro Vancouver's Ac​cessibility Plan​​​

Metro Vancouver strives to create communities where everyone can thrive. Accessibility principles have long been part of Metro Vancouver's facilities and infrastructure, and Metro Vancouver’s Accessibility Plan reaffirms the commitment and formalizes the approach. This plan reflects a dedication to breaking down barriers and marks the next step toward becoming a more accessible and inclusive region.

Read the draft Accessibility Plan



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Acce​ssibility principles

Accessibility, in Metro Vancouver’s context, means ensuring that people of all abilities have equal opportunities to participate in daily activities. The Accessibility Plan is a roadmap to guide the planning, designing, and delivering projects that benefit all residents.

The development of Metro Vancouver’s Accessibility Plan was guided by the principles as outlined in the Accessible British Columbia Act:

  • Inclusion
  • Adaptability
  • Diversity
  • Collaboration
  • Self-Determination
  • Universal Design​

Priorities and goals

The Accessibility Plan is structured around four priority areas:

  • Integration and Planning
  • Facilities and Infrastructure
  • Provision of Services
  • Supporting Our Employees

Feedback and input

Metro Vancouver welcomes feedback on the Accessibility Plan. You may request an alternative format of this plan. To provide feedback or request an alternative format, please contact:​

The following alternative formats are available upon request:

  • Print
  • Large Print
  • Braille (American Sign Language and Indigenous Sign Languages)
  • Other electronic formats that are compatible with adaptive technologies

​Metro Vancouver’s Accessibility Plan was prepared in accordance with the Accessible British Columbia Act, enacted in 2021 as a framework to identify, remove, and prevent barriers to accessibility in British Columbia, and with reference to resources from Disability Alliance BC.​

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