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The Planning Institute of British Columbia South Coast Chapter  is offering an afternoon  workshop on Accessibility~Understanding the Why and Then the How.

We invite urban planners, policy makers, architects, builders, engineers, park planners and anyone else who can learn from meeting people with various and levels of abilities that face barriers in the built environment. Let us learn how to make the built environment easy and safe to navigate from a mother with a baby carriage, grandmother with bags of groceries, Andrea Bocelli and friends, to Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye

The ‘dEMAND’ study conducted jointly by the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) led by Ben Mortenson, Ph.D., examines the environmental mobility and social participation barriers and facilitators in Vancouver are experienced by mobility device users (e.g., wheelchairs and walkers). From this team, Dr. Labbé and Dr. Mahmood will share their results in the form of a photo exhibit, and a game to play to help you feel what mobility device users experience daily.

In general, people know that society is working towards equality, inclusion and accessibility for all. However, such terms lose significance when they become ubiquitous unless a person has direct personal ties to inequality, exclusion or lack of accessibility. Experience helps understanding. 

Mingle with people of various levels of abilities; hear from them via a short panel presentation and learn about solutions such as the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification program. Hear about the strategies that the City of North Vancouver has implemented to the benefit of all.

Participation limited to 45 people.

When:
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time:
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location:
Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex
3690 Vanness Avenue
Vancouver, BC

You can find out more information and register here.

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