Katie Moore founded Okanagan Accessibility in 2016. Her vision, as an individual with diverse abilities, was to create a group that would come together and discuss places in the community that had made efforts to be accessible to all. Whether that be a wheelchair ramp, an automatic door opener or a hearing loop, Katie wanted to celebrate the adaptations these places had made to be accessible.
Katie also wanted to advocate for change, and encourage community places to consider how they could remove barriers to accessibility in their building.
What We Do
Our group writes letters to businesses and community places that are accessible, and present them with an 'Okanagan Accessibility' sticker to display in their window if they wish to do so. The idea is if you see our logo outside a business or community place, you know they have made adaptations to their building in order to be accessible.