Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2022-2025

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Northumberland County has completed a draft of the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2022-2025 to guide the County's next phase of accessibility planning.

What is a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan?

A multi-year accessibility plan outlines our strategy to prevent and remove barriers for people with disabilities when accessing our goods, services, and facilities. This plan helps Northumberland County meet requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and its Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR).

This plan outlines:

  • Key actions to continue to meet and exceed our requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).
  • Recent accomplishments in key areas such as Customer Service, Information and Communications, Employment and Design of Public Spaces.
  • Accessibility goals planned for 2022-2025 under each of the in key areas.

The Northumberland County Multi-Year Accessibility Plan applies to County-operated programs, services and facilities (such as community and social services, waste services, court services, paramedic services, long-term care, the Northumberland County Forest, the Northumberland County Archives & Museum, maintenance of County roads and more). Each municipality within the County also has a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan specific to their local municipal programs, services, and facilities.

Why are we updating our Accessibility Plan?

Our 2012-2021 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan will complete in 2021, meeting all compliance deadlines.

The 2022-2025 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan builds on the accomplishments of the 2012-2021 Plan and will act as our accessibility road map for the next 4 years.

Project background

The Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2022-2025 was developed in consultation with the Northumberland Accessibility Advisory Committee, people with disabilities, and County staff.

In June 2021, Northumberland County conducted a survey on Join In Northumberland to gather input on how we can improve the accessibility of County services. This input was used to inform priorities and goals in the draft Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2022-2025. The draft plan is now available for public feedback before it will be presented to County Council in early 2022.

Goal

The County is committed to ensuring that people of all ages and abilities enjoy the same opportunities as they live, work, visit and invest in our community. We strive to ensure accessibility for the public and our employees.

The goal of the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan is to improve the accessibility of County services by developing priorities and goals to guide our accessibility planning over the next four years.

The public engagement objective for this project is to:

  • Gather feedback from people with disabilities, care providers and advocates about their experiences accessing County services and facilities.
  • Gather insight from residents about how we could improve the accessibility of County services.

Join in the conversation

  • Review a brief overview of the key areas and goals outlined in the plan by clicking the Plan Key Areas & Goals tab below
  • Review the draft plan in the Documents tab
  • Complete our feedback form below to share your feedback by December 10, 2021

For alternate formats of the plan or feedback form, please call 1-800-354-7050 ext. 2327.

Other ways to submit feedback about the accessibility of our services:

  1. If you would like to report an accessibility barrier, please submit an Accessibility Feedback Form
  2. Reach out to us directly by email: accessibility@northumberland.ca

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Northumberland County has completed a draft of the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2022-2025 to guide the County's next phase of accessibility planning.

What is a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan?

A multi-year accessibility plan outlines our strategy to prevent and remove barriers for people with disabilities when accessing our goods, services, and facilities. This plan helps Northumberland County meet requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and its Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR).

This plan outlines:

  • Key actions to continue to meet and exceed our requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).
  • Recent accomplishments in key areas such as Customer Service, Information and Communications, Employment and Design of Public Spaces.
  • Accessibility goals planned for 2022-2025 under each of the in key areas.

The Northumberland County Multi-Year Accessibility Plan applies to County-operated programs, services and facilities (such as community and social services, waste services, court services, paramedic services, long-term care, the Northumberland County Forest, the Northumberland County Archives & Museum, maintenance of County roads and more). Each municipality within the County also has a Multi-Year Accessibility Plan specific to their local municipal programs, services, and facilities.

Why are we updating our Accessibility Plan?

Our 2012-2021 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan will complete in 2021, meeting all compliance deadlines.

The 2022-2025 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan builds on the accomplishments of the 2012-2021 Plan and will act as our accessibility road map for the next 4 years.

Project background

The Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2022-2025 was developed in consultation with the Northumberland Accessibility Advisory Committee, people with disabilities, and County staff.

In June 2021, Northumberland County conducted a survey on Join In Northumberland to gather input on how we can improve the accessibility of County services. This input was used to inform priorities and goals in the draft Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2022-2025. The draft plan is now available for public feedback before it will be presented to County Council in early 2022.

Goal

The County is committed to ensuring that people of all ages and abilities enjoy the same opportunities as they live, work, visit and invest in our community. We strive to ensure accessibility for the public and our employees.

The goal of the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan is to improve the accessibility of County services by developing priorities and goals to guide our accessibility planning over the next four years.

The public engagement objective for this project is to:

  • Gather feedback from people with disabilities, care providers and advocates about their experiences accessing County services and facilities.
  • Gather insight from residents about how we could improve the accessibility of County services.

Join in the conversation

  • Review a brief overview of the key areas and goals outlined in the plan by clicking the Plan Key Areas & Goals tab below
  • Review the draft plan in the Documents tab
  • Complete our feedback form below to share your feedback by December 10, 2021

For alternate formats of the plan or feedback form, please call 1-800-354-7050 ext. 2327.

Other ways to submit feedback about the accessibility of our services:

  1. If you would like to report an accessibility barrier, please submit an Accessibility Feedback Form
  2. Reach out to us directly by email: accessibility@northumberland.ca

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