“AccessAbility Minute” Raising Awareness of National AccessAbility Week

Published on: 2019/05/28 - in News

The City of Kingston is celebrating National AccessAbility Week – May 26 to June 1 – by sharing seven stories, each presented in 60 seconds or less, as part of its second annual, “I can…in Kingston because…” campaign.

The campaign’s goal is to highlight ways our city is becoming a more inclusive community, while recognizing there is still work to be done, and was launched last year in partnership with the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC).

“This year, the committee has tried to capture accounts that encourage residents to examine their environment and think about all aspects of accessibility. At the end of the day, our hope is that this campaign sparks conversation.” said Julie Salter-Keane, City community projects manager.

These conversations are being initiated with personal accounts from Kingston residents in videos featured below.

“We hope every resident takes time to learn more about accessibility and how essential it is to creating an inclusive community,” said Salter-Keane.


Anyone encountering a barrier at a City facility or service is asked to submit a barrier report online at the City’s Accessibility page or by calling 613-546-0000.