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Explore Your Topic: Accessibility Resources

Our librarians have handpicked the most helpful resources on this topic from the Library collection and online.

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On The Web

A wealth of Canadian-based information on everything from Arts to Employment to Sexuality. Includes a directory of online Canadian resources on disability.

BC Housing: Information for Seniors

The Seniors’ Supportive Housing Program in BC provides housing and support services to older adults, seniors and people with disabilities. The Program assists low-income British Columbians who are 55 years of age or older, and people of any age who have a disability or diminished ability.

CNIB: Canadian National Institute for the Blind

Research, information and assistance for those with vision loss. Their library now includes many electronic books.

Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA)

Information about their programs and opportunities for those with autism spectral disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy, Downs’ Syndrome and many other developmental disabilities, and their caregivers.

Disability Alliance BC

Advocacy, programs, education, news and links to other BC and Canadian resources. This organization supports people with all disabilities to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community.

Government of Canada. Accessibility Resources Centre.

Easy access to the federal government’s financial aid and other programs including employment, housing, technology and workplace supports.

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada

A national, non-profit volunteer organization that seeks to promote public awareness about learning disabilities through advocacy and education. Find informational resources about various learning disabilities, employment and education options for those with learning disabilities, and more.

Neil Squire Society

Assistive technology and innovative programs and services for those with physical disabilities.

North Shore Disability Resource Centre (NSDRC)

Guided by the belief that all people are important to their community, the NSDRC provides programs and services dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities, as well as their friends and families, can participate actively as members of the community.

Persons with Disabilities Online

A Government of Canada website that includes “access to services and information for persons with disabilities, family members, caregivers and all Canadians.” Provides information on employment, transportation and travel, housing, assistive technology, lifestyle, and more.

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