Mark AccessAbility Week: Connect with City Efforts

Published on: 2021/06/01 - in Releases

RELEASE — During National AccessAbility Week, May 30 to June 5, the City of Kingston invites you to connect with its efforts to improve accessibility – and let it know where you have noticed barriers to access.

“National AccessAbility Week is an opportunity to celebrate the strides we’ve made toward creating an inclusive community that allows for full participation by all. It’s also an acknowledgement that we have more work to do, and so we invite residents to report any barriers they come across,” says Janet Jaynes, Deputy City Clerk who works with the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC).

You and/or your organization can mark AccessAbility Week by connecting with City’s efforts to improve accessibility, as suggested below – and get ideas to plan efforts of your own to make everyone feel welcome everywhere.

  • Review the City’s 2018-2022 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan. MAAC is responsible for updating this plan, which includes strategies to help make Kingston more accessible to residents and visitors and ensure the accessibility standards under the AODA are fully implemented by 2025.
  • Notice infrastructure and features that enhance access and invite inclusion. New videos on the City of Kingston YouTube channel show City spaces that have improved access, including neighbourhood parks and the new Cultural Space in the Market Wing of City Hall.
  • Sign up for the Accessibility email newsletter to stay updated on accessibility news initiatives and projects to improve access to municipal programs and facilities. Subscribers also receive the Weekly Traffic Report, which outlines planned work to roads, sidewalks and paths that may impact accessibility.
  • Report barriers you encounter while accessing municipal services by calling 613-546-0000 or online by submitting a request.

Release: City of Kingston
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