Accessible School District No.50 Haida Gwaii

As part of the Accessible BC Act, our school district is inviting feedback from community members who interact with us regarding accessibility in our organziation. There is a form available at the bottom of this page for you to provide input. We appreciate your time in completing the feedback form.

The Accessible British Columbia Act aims to support the identification, prevention, and removal of barriers that people with disabilities face in their day-to-day lives. ​

Important Definitions from the Act

Disability: An inability to participate fully and equally in society as a result of the interaction of an impairment and a barrier.

Barrier: Essentially, anything that hinders the full and equal participation in society of a person with an impairment.

Impairment: A physical, sensory, mental, intellectual, or cognitive impairment which is permanent, temporary, or episodic. 

What are examples of barriers to accessibility?

  • Attitudinal: when people think and/or act based upon false assumptions​.
  • Physical: when obstacles in an environment make access difficult​.
  • Information or Communication: when people with disabilities are excluded because they use other ways to communicate.
  • Systemic: when an organization’s policies, practices, and procedures result in exclusion​.
  • Technology: when technology can’t be accessed by people with disabilities​.
  • Sensory: when sensory information such as lights, sounds, smells, etc. prevent participation in the environment.

Key themes of the act:

  • Breaking down barriers​.
  • Advancing human rights​.
  • Promoting fairness and equity.

What are other sources of information about the Accessible BC Act?

Legislation – Accessible BC Act

Regulation – Accessible BC Act

BC Accessibility Hub

Northern BC School District Accessibility Plan September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2026

Northern BC School District Accessibility Plan

Feedback Mechanism

The feedback we receive will be shared with both our Accessibility Advisory Committee and our Accessibility Working Group. We will also share feedback to relevant department or school leaders.

Feedback Form