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RELEASE: Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee Seeking Feedback

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25th, 2022

Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee Seeking Feedback

INVERNESS COUNTY, UNAMA’KI – The Municipality of the County of Inverness Accessibility Advisory Committee is seeking public feedback on accessibility barriers and challenges individuals face in communities throughout the County. Feedback can be provided via participation in community video conference engagement sessions as well as an online survey. The feedback will assist the Accessibility Advisory Committee determine the highest priorities that need to be addressed in order to create accessible communities.

“One of the first and essential steps in developing the County’s Accessibility plan is to seek the public’s input on the accessibility issues residents are experiencing and impacting their lives,” said Warden Laurie Cranton, member of the committee. “These engagement opportunities will aid the committee in helping the Municipality become accessible and meet its obligations outlined in the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act.”

The engagement sessions will take place Tuesday, February 8th from 1-3pm and 6-8pm. To register for either session or complete the survey, residents can visit www.invernesscounty.ca/accessibility. Paper copies of the survey can also be obtained by phoning 902-258-7960.

The Accessibility Advisory Committee provides advice to Council on identifying, preventing, and eliminating accessibility barriers to people with disabilities within municipal programs, facilities, services, and initiatives. The committee also plans to play a role in educating businesses and organizations, while influencing the community to take steps to becoming more inclusive for its residents and visitors. For more information on the Accessibility Advisory Plan or to learn about upcoming public meetings, please visit www.invernesscounty.ca.

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Media contact:

Karolyn Aucoin

Communications & Community Engagement Specialist

Municipality of the County of Inverness

902-258-7513

karolyn.aucoin@invernesscounty.ca

 

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