The Town of Caledon is a nationally recognized leader in universal design. During National AccessAbility Week I joined town staff to take a tour of Snelgrove Place where the apartments showcase many accessibility features. We are the only municipality that requires builders to showcase universal design options at their sale offices.
Approximately 15% of Ontarians and 10% of the Caledon population live with some form of a disability and as a result there is a need for greater awareness, enhanced service delivery and opportunities for persons with disabilities.
Individuals with disabilities are impacted daily by barriers to accessible information, independent access to facilities, to employment, transportation and accessible communication supports. Such barriers often impact an individual’s ability to fully participate in the community.
National AccessAbility Week is an opportunity to celebrate accessibility and increase our efforts to achieve our goals of becoming a fully accessible community and province.