Accessibility

Vancouver Island University will make its Nanaimo campus more accessible and inclusive using $3.3 million in funding from the provincial government. (VIU photo)

VIU to improve campus accessibility with provincial funding

$3.3 million will be used to address hard-to-access places at Vancouver Island University

 

Donna Seedorf-Harmuth and Phil Harmuth spend quality time together on Cox Bay. (Cathy Thicke photo)

Free beach wheelchairs create shoreline opportunity B.C. couple thought gone forever

Accessibility grant making lives better, organizations encouraged to chase theirs

 

City of Nanaimo workers have installed a Mobi-Mat at the Departure Bay beach, intended to improve access. (Submitted photo)

Beach access improved at Departure Bay in Nanaimo

Mobi-Mat set up near Kin Hut for the rest of summer

 

As a promotion of accessibility and inclusivity, the playground in Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park will see the installation of ‘we-swings’ which allow someone in a wheelchair to swing with another person. (News Bulletin photo)

City of Nanaimo says it’s ahead of provincial legislation on accessibility and inclusiveness

Legislation will require committees like the one that already makes recommendations in Nanaimo

As a promotion of accessibility and inclusivity, the playground in Nanaimo’s Maffeo Sutton Park will see the installation of ‘we-swings’ which allow someone in a wheelchair to swing with another person. (News Bulletin photo)
Cilaire Elementary School in Nanaimo is receiving $165,000 in playground equipment program funding, the B.C. government has announced. (News Bulletin file photo)

Province directs $165,000 for accessible playground at Nanaimo’s Cilaire Elementary

School is closed for seismic upgrades, but set to re-open in the fall

Cilaire Elementary School in Nanaimo is receiving $165,000 in playground equipment program funding, the B.C. government has announced. (News Bulletin file photo)
Tanelle Bolt is raising concerns over snow clearing on sidewalks in Langford after a recent dump of snow left her struggling to navigate city sidewalks, such as this one along Jacklin Road on the evening of Jan. 7. (Photo courtesy of Tanelle Bolt)

VIDEO: Island wheelchair user has accessibility concerns over sidewalk snow clearing

Langford woman said she has been unable to get around in aftermath of recent snowstorms

Tanelle Bolt is raising concerns over snow clearing on sidewalks in Langford after a recent dump of snow left her struggling to navigate city sidewalks, such as this one along Jacklin Road on the evening of Jan. 7. (Photo courtesy of Tanelle Bolt)
Quarterway Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

New accessible playground at Quarterway Elementary expected later this school year

B.C. government directing $165,000 from playground equipment program

Quarterway Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
Joudelie King wants to get out and live life to the fullest, but there are places she can’t go because they don’t meet her accessibility needs. (submitted photo)

New online tool provides accessibility map for people with disabilities

The myCommunity BC map provides accessibility info for nearly 1,000 locations in the province

Joudelie King wants to get out and live life to the fullest, but there are places she can’t go because they don’t meet her accessibility needs. (submitted photo)
Wellington Secondary School. Nanaimo Ladysmith school board opted not to ask staff for an accessibility audit until at least next fall. (News Bulletin photo)

Nanaimo school district pushes back accessibility audit for now

Recommendation would see staff conduct accessibility audit, compile public document

Wellington Secondary School. Nanaimo Ladysmith school board opted not to ask staff for an accessibility audit until at least next fall. (News Bulletin photo)