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Let’s Talk About Accessibility
September 22, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Earlier this year, the City of Winnipeg invited members of the public and interested organizations to fill out an accessibility survey. The City recognizes that barriers to accessibility may create difficulties for some people to fully participate in activities of daily living. We want to learn about what the community considers policy and procedural barriers to accessing City facilities and services.
As the next step in this ongoing process, the City’s Access Advisory Committee is hosting an event on September 22 to discuss information obtained from the accessibility survey.
To attend, please pre-register before the deadline of September 15 (see details below).
Space is limited, so don’t delay!
The Access Advisory Committee invites you to attend “Let’s Talk about Accessibility”
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Duration: 12:00-4:30 pm
Location: RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Ave, Room 4, Main floor
The Access Advisory Committee, as part of their biannual community check in, is working with City Administration on the development of an accessibility plan in response to fulfill the legislative requirements indicated in the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA). The Accessibility Plan will be used to identify, prevent and remove barriers that prevent full citizen participation.
As part of the City’s commitment to ensuring inclusion and transparency it has conducted an Accessibility Survey to learn about what the community identifies as barriers to accessing City facilities, services and information. The results have been analyzed and the information collected has been used to begin to establish a baseline Accessibility Plan.
Three rooms will be available to facilitate open discussion focused around each of the top three areas ranked for barrier identification, prevention and removal, as indicated by the survey results.
The three topic areas include:
- physical and architectural barriers
- transportation barriers
- information, communication and technological barriers
The facilitated discussions aim to produce positive, realistic actions and solutions from the information we have heard from the accessibility survey.
The overall goals of this half day community check in are as follows:
- To report back to the community on what has been heard so far from the cross-departmental scan and the Accessibility Survey
- To check in with the community to ensure there are no further ideas for barrier removal
- To utilize the information gathered from the community check in to further establish the City of Winnipeg’s Accessibility Plan
- 12:00-1:00 pm – Lunch
- 1:00-1:30 pm – Introductory presentation/presentation of accessibility survey results
- 1:30-1:40 pm – Present the breakout sessions/get everyone set up
- 1:45-2:00 pm – Break
- 2:00-3:50 pm – Breakout sessions (rotation of 35 minutes each)
- 3:50-4:00 pm – Break
- 4:00-4:30 pm – Repot back/wind up/summarize
A light lunch will be provided with a variety of dietary needs taken into consideration. Personal care assistance, ASL and on-screen note taking will be on site. Space is limited. Register early.
Please register your name, phone number and email address by September 15 to: Accessibility@winnipeg.ca
For information, please call 204-986-8345 or 204-986-2131.
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