Richmond Public Library has a wide range of programs and services that offer opportunities for all community members, including people with disabilities, to learn, connect and experience a sense of belonging in Richmond. Through its work with the City and community partners, the Library continues to advance barrier-free access and accessibility of both its digital and physical collections, customer experience and services and employment practices.
The Library is committed to fostering welcoming and supportive spaces that are equitable and inclusive for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy.
Richmond Accessibility Plan 2023-2038
The draft plan of the Richmond Accessibility Plan was approved in principle by City Council on October 23, 2023. Additional engagement with the public will be held throughout November 2023 to provide further opportunities to provide feedback on accessibility in Richmond and the draft plan.
The Richmond Accessibility Advisory Committee
The Richmond Accessibility Advisory Committee acts as a resource and provides advice to City Council to support the advancement of accessibility in the city, so people with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of community life. The library is a member representative on this committee. More details about this committee can be found here: https://www.richmond.ca/city-hall/city-council/boards/advisory.htm.