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Accessible city

What you need to know

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

We are 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 parking options, and increasing employment opportunities.

What's happeningBuilding an Accessibility Strategy

Take our survey and let us know what would help you to participate and feel included in your community.

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Shape Your City  

To help create the draft strategy and ensure we hear diverse perspectives, we will:

  1. First host a series of conversations with persons with lived experience of disability, family members and/or caregivers and a number of community organizations who provide services. 
  2. Host broader public engagement on the draft strategy once developed.

Watch this page for details.

Learn more about our proposed strategy

Accessibility Strategy

The Accessibility Strategy will reflect our commitment to support the full participation of persons with disabilities.

Accessibility Task Force

The Accessibility Task Force meets regularly and guides the work on the development of the Accessibility Strategy.

Related programs and services

Building for accessibility

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

Accessible events checklist and resources

Plan events that are equally accessible and inclusive, including for people with disabilities, seniors, and people who identify as LGBTQ+.

Walking accessibility

Curb ramps and audible signal devices installed at crosswalks help make our streets accessible.

Accessible public transit

How we work with TransLink, the regional transit authority, to plan and develop accessible streets and transportation in Vancouver.

Adapted and integrated programs

Vancouver offers adapted and integrated recreational programs and services for people with disabilities or special needs.

Accessible parking

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

Celebrating leadership

Accessible City

Recognizes those who improve access and inclusion for persons with disabilities, or remove barriers and create opportunities.