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New campaign highlights AccessAbility Week and promotes inclusion in Kingston

May 28, 2018 -

May 28 to June 2 is National AccessAbility Week and the City of Kingston in partnership with the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC) are raising awareness with a new "I can….in Kingston because…." campaign – featuring members of the community enjoying improved access and commenting on how to eliminate barriers.

"The City and MAAC members wanted to show how efforts to improve accessibility make a real difference in how people are able to use and enjoy the city.  Creating a more inclusive community is what accessibility is all about," says Julie Salter-Keane, community projects manager.

She notes that the City has also updated its Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2018-2022. It includes strategies which will help make the City more accessible to all its residents and visitors by ensuring the accessibility standards under the AODA are fully implemented by 2025. See it at www.CityofKingston.ca/Accessibility.

Let's Work Together to Reduce Barriers in Kingston

Have you noticed a barrier to accessibility? The City encourages you to identify and report barriers you encounter. Concerns about City buildings, indoor and outdoor hazards, communication and transportation can be submitted by calling 613-546-0000 or by emailing ContactUs@CityofKingston.ca.

Learn more about the City's initiatives: www.CityofKingston.ca/Accessibility

Share. Participate. Engage. – https://GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca/

About the City of Kingston

Kingston's vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston's high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications and customer experience department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.