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For Immediate Release | April 10, 2017

How Do We Make City Facilities More Accessible for All Ages and Abilities?

Attend the Open House, April 26 to share your story

The City of St. Albert wants to better understand how to make its City facilities and public spaces more accessible for all. It’s encouraging residents to attend an upcoming open house to share their stories and ideas on how to create a world that’s more comfortable for all ages and abilities.

The open house will be held on April 26, from 4:30 to 7:30 at Cornerstone Hall, 6 Taché Street. There will be a formal presentation at 5 and 6 p.m. The guest speakers will be Ron Wickman, an Edmonton-based architect who specializes in barrier-free design and Bob Topping from DesignABLE Environments in Ontario, a firm that specializes in universal access and barrier-free design.

Participants are encouraged to discuss barriers they’ve encountered when accessing a City building, program or service, as well as share their ideas on how to solve it. By raising these challenges and solutions, the City will be able to identify priorities for the Universal Access and Barrier-Free Prioritization Plan, which will recommend the actions needed to provide universal and barrier-free access in municipally-owned buildings and public spaces.

Universal access refers to creating environments, programs and services that respond to the needs of the widest population range as possible, enabling persons with varying abilities and ages access to the physical environment on an equal basis with others.

For more information on the Universal Accessibility initiative, visit the City of St. Albert website at stalbert.ca and search Universal Accessibility.

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