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    Home Page ... > Site Directory ... > Accessibility Resources ...

    Greater Vancouver Accessibility Resources ...

    This page is an online directory of Greater Vancouver Accessibility Resources services, and related interests located within the Greater Vancouver - Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada.

    Accessible Transportation Services
    Accessible Transportation Services -
    Greater Vancouver,
    Information on accessible public transportation services in greater Vancouver. SkyTrain rapid transit, SeaBus passenger ferries, West Coast Express commuter rail, B-Line bus, and Community Shuttle minibuses are all fully accessible. In addition, most other buses have either low-floor access or are lift-equipped.

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    BC Blind Sports & Recreation Association
    BC Blind Sports & Recreation Association -
    The British Columbia Blind Sports and Recreation Association is an association of persons who are blind or partially sighted and their supporters, who aim is to improve opportunities for persons with a visual impairment. There are programs and opportunities designed to help our members in regions around the province. We work closely with the CNIB and provincial sport associations and local clubs to improve the access and opportunities in their local community, for blind and partially sighted persons.

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    BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities
    BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities -
    The BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities has been registered as a charitable organization since 1952. You may also know us as the Easter Seal People. Under both names, our Society mandate is to support children with disabilities throughout British Columbia. We're dedicated to enriching the lives of children through a renewed focus on "Giving Children Abilities".

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    BC Mobility Opportunities Society
    BC Mobility Opportunities Society -
    The BC Mobility Opportunities Society is the leading not-for-profit association in British Columbia providing challenging outdoor recreation activities for people with significant disabilities.

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    BC Special Olympics
    BC Special Olympics -
    British Columbia Special Olympics is a community based program. Its primary instrument of program delivery is through community training programs, which are operated by a team of volunteer coaches. These programs give athletes the opportunity to train twelve months of the year in order to compete and test their skills against athletes of a similar ability.

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    BC Wheelchair Sports
    BC Wheelchair Sports -
    BC Wheelchair Sports is a not-for-profit organization devoted to providing opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities. Since being founded in 1971, we have worked to provide access to quality programs for athletes with disabilities. This has always been our focus and continues to be what drives us.

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    Connectra -
    CONNECTRA works in partnership with people who have disabilities to reduce the barriers that may limit them in the contribution of their skills and abilities to the community and in their access to earning income. Our goal is to connect people with disabilities to the community at large on a number of levels. Individuals and businesses get involved to encourage and support our participants with opportunities that help them to pursue interests and realize ambitions.

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    Disabled Sailing Association
    Disabled Sailing Association -
    The Disabled Sailing Association operates from June through August at the Jericho Sailing Centre at 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver, BC.

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    Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada
    Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada -
    Muscular Dystrophy Canada endeavors to provide relevant and current information about many types of neuromuscular disorders in an easy to understand format. Our publications cover important topics such as causes, symptoms, and treatments for these disorders. All of MDC's information documents are written with our clients in mind, and can be downloaded from this site.

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    Rick Hansen Foundation
    Rick Hansen Foundation Rick Hansen Foundation -
    The Rick Hansen Foundation works to create more accessible and inclusive communities for people with a spinal cord injury, and supports the search for a cure.

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    Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation
    Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation -
    The Disability Foundation exists to help people with significant disabilities living in the community achieve quality of life. It was created through the initiative of quadriplegic Sam Sullivan to meet the challenges created when people with significant disabilities move out of institutions into the community.

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    Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of BC
    Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of BC -
    Our mission is to improve the quality of life of all individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and their families through awareness, education and research.

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    Sport Med BC
    Sport Med BC -
    A not-for-profit society, SportMedBC is a focal point for sport medicine and science within the provincial sport system. SportMedBC is committed to identiying, developing and promoting Best Practices in Sport Health, Sport Safety and Sport Training. We aim to coordinate access to a network of practitioners and to be the ultimate resources for all active British Columbians interested in sport activities.

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    Vancouver Adapted Music Society
    Vancouver Adapted Music Society -
    Dave Symington and Sam Sullivan, who were musicians before spinal chord injuries resulted in quadriplegia, started VAMS (Vancouver Adapted Music Society) in 1988. They, together with many others, spent years trying to develop ways to create music. These efforts led to the formation of VAMS awareness band, Spinal Chord, to raise awareness of the capabilities of people with severe disabilities. VAMS worked with G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre to open a recreational music studio in 1992 for the benefit of all people with disabilities.

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    Wheel Chair Race Series
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    The BC Road Racing Series was founded in 1995 as a developmental wheelchair racing program. The original series mission statement was to promote the integration of persons with physical disabilities into sports and recreation through organized wheelchair road racing events.

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