News release

City to Review Achievements and Goals for Future Accessibility Improvements Next Week

Local government | January 27, 2014

The Accessibility Advisory Committee is inviting the public to its meeting on February 3, 2014 to review the City of Mississauga’s 2013 accessibility achievements, as well as goals for 2014 and beyond.

What:       Review of 2013 City and MiWay Accessibility Reports
When:      2 p.m., February 3, 2014
Where:     Program Room 1, Mississauga Valley Community Centre,
1275 Mississauga Valley Boulevard

Mississauga’s latest Accessibility Plan outlines how the City will continue to improve services for people with disabilities to 2017.  The plan focuses on the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) made under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. This Regulation follows the City’s implementation of the employment, information and communication, transportation, and built environment standards that have already made Mississauga a more accessible city.

MiWay’s Accessibility Plan shows how the City’s transit system is continuing to provide a viable way to get around for people with disabilities.  Successes in 2013 include accessible improvements to MiWay’s website and web content, new accessible training for all employees, as well as the continued installation of concrete bus pads and sidewalks along all routes. MiWay is already delivering on 2014 goals, including the start of audible announcements of all bus route information on 100 per cent of routes.

Note: Residents who want to comment on the availability of accessible taxis in Mississauga can also attend a meeting the next day at the Civic Centre Council Chamber at 9:30 a.m., February 4, 2014.  The Public Vehicle Advisory Committee will meet to discuss the future of all taxi licences in the City, including accessible taxis.

As Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is “Leading Today for Tomorrow” by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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