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York Region makes accessibility a priority

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York Region makes creating accessible and inclusive communities for all residents a priority and remains committed to setting the standard for accessibility through the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee (YRAAC).

The YRAAC advises Regional Council and York Regional Police on what can be done to make it easier for people with disabilities to use the Region’s many programs and services and it is made up of citizen volunteers and most members are people with disabilities. The current York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee, which will complete its term in September 2018, achieved numerous milestones to meet its legislated mandate, including:

  • Advising on compliance with the provincial accessibility legislation and implementation, including the submission of two Accessibility Reports (2015 and 2017)
  • Releasing the Region’s annual accessibility status reports in 2016 and 2017
  • Advising on the update of the York Region Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2015 to 2021
  • Reviewing and advising on more than 30 projects to improve accessibility standards throughout the Region
  • Participating in focus groups, facility tours and hands-on testing sessions to offer accessibility advice on Regional projects like new transit terminals, the travel training centre and several mobile applications
  • Participating in national and provincial accessibility legislation consultations, reviews and forums
  • Hosting a forum during National Access Awareness Week, bringing together accessibility advisory committees from local municipalites, school boards and hospitals to share learnings and best practices

Recruitment for the 2019 to 2022 York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee will begin this fall with appointment recommendations to Council in spring 2019.



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