Of all adults in British Columbia, 18.4 per cent live with a disability.
This figure comes from the 2006 StatsCanada Participation and Activity Limitations Survey. This means that almost one in five adults in the Comox Valley has activities of daily living limited because of a health related condition or problem.
For example, 12.2 per cent of all adults in B.C. has difficulty with mobility; that is, almost one in eight adults has difficulty climbing a flight of stairs or walking from one room to another. These facts are from the same StatsCanada survey.
Locally, the Comox Valley Accessibility Committee is an informal group that meets once a month to work on raising awareness around accessibility in the Comox Valley.
Accessibility means access to places and services for people in wheelchairs and scooters. It also means access for people with hearing or sight impairments, as well as other disabilities.
The CV Accessibility Committee is having its next meeting on Sept. 13 at noon at the Lewis Centre. Everyone interested in accessibility issues is welcome to attend.
If you have any questions or concerns around accessibility, or the committee, call Marg 250-338-6316 or Heather 250-338-5371, or email email@example.com.
— Comox Valley Accessibility Committee