Wheelchair Friendly Solutions

CPCIL Project

WFSI provides products, consulting, accessibility audits, and presentations. WFSI offers a variety of beach and turf access items, parking and entrance solutions, ramps, signage and innovative products. WFSI can provide plans for immediate improvement at little to no cost, plans for improvements over the next budget schedule/year, and multi-year plans with cost estimates.

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Accessible Public Spaces Framework – Ontario

Ontario public spaces accessible.

External Resource

Ontario government provides a small framework on how to make public spaces accessible such as trails, beach access routes, parking, service counters and fixed waiting areas, eating areas, play spaces and paths of travel.

Ontario public spaces accessible.
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Tangled Art Talks: Disabled Artists

Spurred by calls for disability justice and the desire for a more equitable and intersectional future, the disability arts movement is pushing forward with renewed political intention to disrupt conventional understandings of the arts.

In 2021, Tangled Art + Disability and AGO partnered to showcase the possibilities of a world that honours access, disability and difference. We are excited to host videos by six artists from Tangled’s community that showcase their artistic practices in response to the AGO’s collection and building.

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Exploring Barriers and Accessibility for Mobility-Related Disabilities in BC Parks

The above was presented at the March 9-12, 2021 Virtual Research Summit.

Ce qui précède a été présenté au Sommet de Recherche Virtuel du 9 au 12 mars 2021.

The following is preliminary content for a session at the March 9-12, 2021 Virtual Research Summit, submitted by Craig Paulson with BC Parks and Lorraine Copas with the Social Planning and Research Council of BC.

Ce qui suit est le contenu préliminaire d’une session du Sommet de Recherche Virtuel du 9 au 12 mars 2021, soumis par Craig Paulson avec BC Parks et Lorraine Copas avec le Social Planning and Research Council of BC.

ABSTRACT

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In 2017, BC Parks partnered with the Social Planning and Research Council of BC to disseminate surveys to people who receive the Disability Parking Permit. The survey asked people with mobility-related disabilities about their experiences in BC Parks so we could learn ways to increase their participation in Parks experiences. The survey results taught us more than we expected. We learned that the majority of respondents not only face personal barriers in accessing recreation opportunities – such as cost, access to mobility devices, transportation and social networks – but that BC Parks and other recreation opportunities are consistently inaccessible to visitors with mobility-related disabilities. Our presentation is focused primarily on sharing research findings from the survey and will include two parts. First, the recorded portion will include a recorded zoom conversation between Craig and Lorraine where they will share how the research project came together what some of the findings were. In the live portion of the presentation, they will share their tips about how park agencies can do community-based research on accessibility and integrate research findings into facility and program planning.

ABSTRACT

En 2017, BC Parks s’est associé au Social Planning and Research Council of BC pour diffuser des enquêtes aux personnes qui reçoivent le permis de stationnement pour handicapés. L’enquête demandait aux personnes ayant un handicap lié à la mobilité de parler de leurs expériences à BC Parks afin que nous puissions apprendre des moyens d’accroître leur participation aux expériences de Parks. Les résultats de l’enquête nous ont appris plus que ce que nous attendions. Nous avons appris que la majorité des répondants se heurtent non seulement à des obstacles personnels pour accéder aux possibilités de loisirs – tels que le coût, l’accès aux appareils de mobilité, le transport et les réseaux sociaux – mais aussi que BC Parks et d’autres possibilités de loisirs sont systématiquement inaccessibles aux visiteurs souffrant de handicaps liés à la mobilité. Notre présentation est principalement axée sur le partage des résultats de l’enquête et comprendra deux parties. Tout d’abord, la partie enregistrée comprendra une conversation enregistrée en zoom entre Craig et Lorraine, où ils partageront comment le projet de recherche a abouti à certaines des conclusions. Dans la partie en direct de la présentation, ils partageront leurs conseils sur la manière dont les agences du parc peuvent effectuer des recherches communautaires sur l’accessibilité et intégrer les résultats de la recherche dans la planification des installations et des programmes.

Traduit avec www.DeepL.com/Translator (version gratuite)

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version).

Back to pre-summit material.

Retour à la matériel de pré-sommet.