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County to celebrate National AccessAbility Week

County of BrantCounty to celebrate National AccessAbility Week

County of Brant will be participating in National AccessAbility Week, which will take place from May 26 through June 1, 2024.

National AccessAbility Week serves as a platform to raise awareness about accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities. It provides an opportunity to recognize the progress made in removing barriers and promoting equal access while acknowledging the work that still lies ahead.

In conjunction with its participation in National Accessibility Week activities, the County will launch engagement for its Multi-Year Accessibility Plan. The 2025-2029 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan underscores the County’s ongoing commitment to creating a more inclusive and accessible community for all residents. By gathering feedback and engaging with the community, the County aims to develop a comprehensive plan that addresses the diverse needs and challenges faced by individuals with disabilities.

“National AccessAbility Week is a time to reflect on the importance of accessibility and inclusion in our community,” said David Bauley, Mayor for the County of Brant. “As we raise a flag in recognition of this significant week, we also launch the public engagement component of our Multi-Year Accessibility Plan. This initiative reaffirms our dedication to ensuring that everyone, regardless of ability, has equal access to opportunities and services in the County of Brant.”

To kick off AccessAbility Weeks’ week-long celebration and this important engagement, the County of Brant will host a flag raising ceremony and open house on Monday, May 27, inside the County of Brant Council Chambers. The event will begin at 1:00 pm and is open to all members of the community.

“By actively involving community members in the planning process for the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan, we can better understand the accessibility barriers they face and work collaboratively to remove them, “said Sheena Yarek Snyder, County of Brant’s Accessibility and Inclusion Supervisor.

The public is invited to visit the Engage Brant website at www.EngageBrant.ca/AccessibleBrant to learn more about the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan and share their feedback through an online survey, interactive accessible public spaces map, provide comments and questions about the plan, or attend one of the in-person events. Paper copies of the survey are also available at County of Brant Customer Service Offices and for those that prefer, the survey can also be completed over the phone by calling 1.855.44BRANT (1.855.442.7268) until Thursday, June 27 at 4:30 pm.

To learn more about accessibility in the County of Brant, please visit www.brant.ca/Accessibility.

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