Resident input needed on accessibility plan

To The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—Haldimand County is currently seeking resident input to help shape its Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.

The plan will outline how Haldimand County will continue to identify, mitigate, and remove barriers that people with disabilities may face when accessing municipal programs, services, facilities, information, and employment. 

The development of a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan is a requirement for all municipalities in the province under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and public consultation is an important part of the process.

An online survey has been launched to collect citizen input at HaldimandCounty.ca/accessibility.  Members of the public are encouraged to complete the short survey and provide their unique insights on accessibility within Haldimand County. Some questions include:

When seeking information or accessing services with Haldimand County, has your experience been fully accessible and inclusive?

Have you encountered barriers to participating in a County led program or activity?

What changes do you think would help Haldimand County be a more accessible and inclusive community?

Physical copies of the survey are available at library branches and the Haldimand County Administration Building (53 Thorburn St. S., Cayuga). Completed paper copies may be dropped off in person at the admin building or mailed to the attention of the Accessibility Coordinator.

The survey will close on Monday, August 29. 

For more information on Haldimand County’s accessibility policies, procedures or related matters, visit haldimandcounty.ca/accessibility or email accessibility@haldimandcounty.on.ca.