Penticton Measures Up in Accessibility

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Penticton received $20,000 from Measuring Up. Funds were used to conduct a community accessibility audit, a survey and more than 20 focus groups. The audit report, presented to City Council, made recommendations on issues such as affordable and accessible housing, transportation, recreation, health care, education and training, and community attitudes toward people with disabilities. In addition, information concerning wheelchair accessibility was added to the web-based community services directory.


Measuring Up helps communities assess and improve how accessible and inclusive they are for people with disabilities, seniors and others with similar needs. The program includes a fund, established by the Province of British Columbia, which offers grants to communities to complete accessibility-related projects.