VAUGHAN ACCESSIBILITY FAIR


Join us on Saturday, June 4th for the City of Vaughan’s Accessibility Fair!

VaughanAccessibilityFair

The City of Vaughan is a city of choice that promotes diversity, innovation and opportunity for all citizens, fostering a vibrant community life that is inclusive, progressive, environmentally responsible and sustainable. Here at the City of Vaughan, we are committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.  We believe in integration and equitable access for residents, visitors, and employees with visible or non-visible disabilities. Our mission is to put citizens first through service excellence. Therefore, we are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility, and by meeting the accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). On Saturday, June 4th, the City of Vaughan will be hosting an Accessibility Fair that will discuss the ways in which the City of Vaughan is making the city accessible! The Fair will feature information on Accessibility equipment, home modification, accessible transportation, accessible technology and Vaughan’s Accessibility Initiatives and Services.

Vaughan Accessibility Fair:
Saturday, June 4, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Vellore Community Centre
1 Villa Royale Ave
 

It is our goal as a City to create an accessible community by 2025. The Accessibility Plan and the Accessibility Policy are tools to help the City achieve that goal. Every person with a disability should have: access to City services, programs and facilities available to the general public; the right to dignity, inclusion, privacy and confidentiality; the opportunity to develop life skills through programs and services to meet individual needs and goals; and/or a forum where they voice concerns or issues as they relate to accessibility. It is the collaborative efforts of residents and the City of Vaughan that will ensure full accessibility and a barrier-free community.

Plan and Policy for Change:

The Plan and Policy identify how the City will create a barrier-free community with universal access to its programs, services and facilities. List below are the ways in which the City is committed through our Accessibility Plans and Initiatives.

The City of Vaughan is committed to:

    • the provision of quality programs and services to all of its citizens
    • the identification and removal of physical barriers to existing and new facilities
    • the participation of people with disabilities in the development and review of its annual

Accessibility Plans and Initiatives:

  • supporting the ongoing efforts of the Vaughan Accessibility Advisory Committee; and
  • implementation of initiatives that continue to make the City of Vaughan an inclusive and accessible municipality where people of all abilities have the chance to fully achieve their potential

Click here for more information on Accessibility.

Join us on Saturday, June 4th for the City of Vaughan’s Accessibility Fair and learn about the ways in which the City of Vaughan is working on integration and equitable access for residents, visitors, and employees!