Photo: Spokesperson Lori Slaton, who uses a wheelchair, spoke at the luncheon about the importance of accesibility – Christine Rumleskie/

Fort St. John has been named one of six communities to participate in the Aging with Disabilities study.

The announcement was made at the District Chamber of Commerce Luncheon today by Measuring up the North guest speaker Lori Slater.

Slater says the study will gather information and use it to determine what Fort St. John can do to enrich the lives of disabled citizens.

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Slater says the city needs a bunch of work to meet the needs of those with disabilities, but she remains optimistic.

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She says accessibility, recreation, transportation and many more elements play a factor in a disabled person’s life. Slater says she hopes the study will improve accessibility within the city.