Community accessibility resources

You can access a variety of information and resources to support your learning and life, whether you have a temporary or permanent disability.


handyDART Service is an accessible, door-to-door shared transit service for people with permanent or temporary disabilities that prevent them from using fixed-route transit without assistance from another person.

Resource centres and associations

Victoria Disability Resource Centre offers a comprehensive list of other community services on Vancouver Island and administers accessible parking permits.

National Educational Association of Disabled Students supports full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada.

CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) offers assistance to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, including counselling, rehabilitation teaching, orientation and mobility training, sight enhancement, technical aids, career development and employment, and library services.

Learning Disabilities Association of BC provides information and resources to ensure the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society.

Learning technology

Assistive Technology BC provides assistive technology resources to make learning environments usable for people with disabilities throughout British Columbia.

CAPER-BC (Centre for Accessible Post-Secondary Education Resources) helps BC post-secondary students get their course materials in alternate formats to meet their needs.

Medical equipment

Wescom Medi-Lend Society provides a short-term (three-month) medical equipment loan service for people on a budget. Call 250.478.5373 Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.