Town officials want Oakville to be accessible for all residents

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Published January 24, 2024 at 2:37 pm

How can the Town of Oakville make life better for people with disabilities?

That’s the question that’s being asked as local officials continue to seek information for the Town’s 2024-2029 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.

“Improving accessibility is an important step in creating a more inclusive, vibrant and livable community,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton.

“We invite public input to help people with disabilities to further integrate, participate and enjoy all that Oakville has to offer and foster a greater sense of belonging in the community.”

An online survey is open until Feb. 25 for individuals with disabilities and the organizations and caregivers that support them, to provide feedback and help shape the town’s actions over the next five years.

The town also welcomes input from all those who live, work, visit or offer services in Oakville.

The Multi-Year Accessibility Plan identifies opportunities and actions to ensure people with disabilities have ease of access to town programs, services, facilities, public spaces, communication and more.

Launched in 2012, the plan is reviewed and updated every five years to support the growing population and residents’ unique needs and abilities.

The 2018-2023 plan is available on the Accessibility and Inclusion page, including highlights of key accomplishments in all areas of municipal services.

Over the next few weeks, the town will also connect with specific stakeholder groups, including the town’s Accessibility Advisory Committee, seniors’ services groups and more for their input.

Alternate formats are available for providing feedback and can be requested by calling ServiceOakville at 905.845.6601 or emailing [email protected].

You can find out more about the plan here and you can participate in the survey here.

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