The Municipality of Lakeshore is improving its accessibility plan and needs the public's help.
"Feedback from individuals with disabilities and service organizations will be critical to ensuring this plan reflects the needs of Lakeshore's communities," said Chair of Lakeshore's Accessibility Advisory Committee Thomas Jaeger. "An individual's unique experience with Lakeshore's services and facilities will give us an idea of some of the potential hurdles and barriers that can be addressed through the Accessibility Plan."
Over the next four years, the plan will address barriers faced by those living with disabilities.
"As a council, we know that improving the experience of individuals accessing our services or facilities often means improvements for other residents and visitors," added Mayor Tracey Bailey. "Investing in accessible trails at parks, for instance, not only improves access for people using mobility aids but also makes it easier for parents pushing strollers."
The public can attend a community open house at the Atlas Tube Recreation Centre on Thursday, September 14. The meeting starts at 5 p.m.
The municipality also launched an online survey. Residents can share their experiences about five key metrics outlined by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, including customer service, information and communication, employment, built environment, and transportation.
The Accessibility Advisory Committee plans to use feedback to create a plan for 2023-2027.