In 2004, the Richmond Society for Community Living (RSCL) hosted its first Accessibility Forum.  The outcome of this forum was RSCL’s first Accessibility Report and Plan.  Subsequent forums were held in 2007, 2011 and 2015 where the plans were reviewed and new goals were set.

An Accessibility Plan assists RSCL to identify and rectify barriers that limit or prevent equal access to the agency’s services, programs and employment opportunities. In addition, it helps to identify those issues within our community that may also prevent people with a developmental disability from accessing services and opportunities in the community on an equal basis.

RSCL looks at accessibility in 9 different categories.  Please provide your observations from spending time in the community regarding these categories:
  •  Attitudinal
  • Transportation
  • Environmental
  • Architectural
  • Financial
  • Employment
  • Communication
  • Community Inclusion
  • Technology

RSCL would like your input into this accessibility report and plan.  Please take the time to observe while you are out and about in the community and then record your observations in a survey below.

What makes your community accessible?

  • a place to meet a friend for coffee
  • friendly businesses
  • a business that speaks my language
  • a quiet, calm place with small crowds
  • restaurant with friendly staff
  • most accessible walk in Richmond
  • and more

What barriers to accessibility do you see?

  • dangerous places to cross the street
  • narrow shopping aisles
  • non-accessible playgrounds
  • challenging shopping centres to navigate
  • and more
The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and is open until January 31, 2021.

Click here to record your observations and be entered into a draw to win a prize!

We appreciate your input as it will help guide our services.