Let's talk about accessibility

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Consultation has concluded

Committed to the development of an inclusive, healthy and safe community, the City of Oshawa is inviting community members to share feedback on the accessibility of City programs, services and facilities for its next Accessibility Plan.

The 2018-2019 Accessibility Plan will identify and guide City Council and staff on the actions necessary to remove and prevent barriers for community members.

Feedback will be received until Friday, May 19 and will be considered during the development of the first draft of the Accessibility Plan.

Committed to the development of an inclusive, healthy and safe community, the City of Oshawa is inviting community members to share feedback on the accessibility of City programs, services and facilities for its next Accessibility Plan.

The 2018-2019 Accessibility Plan will identify and guide City Council and staff on the actions necessary to remove and prevent barriers for community members.

Feedback will be received until Friday, May 19 and will be considered during the development of the first draft of the Accessibility Plan.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    What are physical barriers?

    over 3 years ago

    Physical barriers relate to features of City buildings or spaces that cause problems or prevent access (i.e. stairs, narrow doorways).


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    What are attitudinal barriers?

    over 3 years ago

    Attitudinal barriers relate to stereotypes or beliefs that limit opportunities for people with disabilities and result in treating people differently.


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    What are communication barriers?

    over 3 years ago

    Communication barriers relate to difficulty receiving or understanding information available to others (i.e. inadequate signage, difficulty reading brochures, websites, hearing public address systems, etc.).


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    What are systemic barriers?

    over 3 years ago

    Systemic barriers relate to by-laws, regulations or procedures that limit participation (i.e. having to appear in-person to receive services as the only option, etc.).


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    What are technological barriers?

    over 3 years ago

    Technological barriers relate to information and services that are not accessible (i.e. a website that cannot be accessed using screen-reading software).