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Accessible city

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The City values all members of its diverse communities and strives to meet the needs of everyone, regardless of ability.

Removing barriers

The City is committed to removing barriers that might keep you, or someone you care about, from fully enjoying Vancouver.

This includes adding curb cuts on sidewalks, audible signals on crosswalks, improving accessible public transportation and parking options, and expanding accessibile parks and recreation programs.

Improving city-wide accessibility is an ongoing priority that benefits everyone in the community. Get to know what the City is doing to accommodate and improve accessibility in Vancouver.

Learn about our accessibility programs and services

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Building for accessibility

Learn about the City's standards around building for accessibility including the importance of ramps and door handles.

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Pedestrian accessibility

Learn how we make Vancouver's streets accessible to all pedestrians, with curb ramps and audible signal devices installed at crosswalks.

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Accessible public transit

Find out how the City works with TransLink, the regional transit authority, to plan and develop accessible streets and transportation in Vancouver.

Adapted sit skiing is part of the adapted special-needs program opportunities

Adapted and integrated programs

Do you need support to participate in recreational activities? Vancouver offers adapted and integrated programs and services for people with disabilities or special needs.

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Accessible parking

Find accessible parking in Vancouver. Learn about parking exemptions for people with disabilities, and how to get a SPARC parking permit.

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

Outside Vancouver:
604-873-7000

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More ways to contact us

Advisory committee

Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee

Works with city staff , civic agencies, persons with disabilities and their families to identify barriers and solutions for full participation in city life for those with disabilities.

Access and inclusion awards

Accessible beaches

Accessible City

The Accessible City Award recognizes outstanding leadership to enhance accessibility, inclusion, and elimination of barriers to full participation for persons with disabilities.

Last modified: Thu, 31 May 2012 14:27:44

Partnerships and initiativesBuilding for accessibility