Help Us Make St. Albert Accessible
Look around your home. If you were suddenly impacted with mobility, vision or hearing challenges, how would your home have to change? Would you need to remove stairs and put in a ramp? Have lights flicker when the door bell rings? What changes would you need to make so you could feel safe and comfortable?
The City is asking itself those same questions and wondering… “How can we make our City facilities and public spaces accessible and barrier-free for all ages and abilities?”
Let’s have a discussion!
Share your stories and ideas on how we can improve accessibility in our facilities and make them easier for everyone to use, regardless of physical challenges or other limitations!
Attend the Open House:April 26 │ 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Formal presentations at 5 and 6 p.m.
Cornerstone Hall, 6 Taché Street
Imagine buildings and public spaces that are simple and safe to use whether you are young or old, use mobility aids like wheelchairs or walkers, are visually or hearing impaired, or even if you’re pregnant or have your leg in a cast. It’s about creating a world that is comfortable and safe for all.
While many of our City facilities provide wheelchair access ramps or accessible washrooms, universal accessibility goes beyond accommodating people using wheelchairs and considers what is required for all ages and abilities. For example, while many buildings offer wheelchair accessible seating, universal accessibility considers other barriers, such as ensuring that the safety railings would not interfere with a person’s line of vision when seated in their wheelchair, or ease of seating for people using walkers.
Photo Left: Pool ramp at Fountain Park Pool designed to support people getting in and out of a swimming pool safely and conveniently. Photo Right: Wheelchair accessible ramp at Troy Murray Arena in Servus Credit Union Place.
Help us plan for a better tomorrow!
Information gathered at the open house will be used to identify challenges and priorities for the Universal Access and Barrier Free Prioritization Plan within St. Albert.
Help the City identify the actions we need to take, and support universal access for the City’s facilities, programs and services.
For more information visit the Universal Accessibility Project page.
Last edited: April 13, 2017