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    Mandate, Objectives and Actions

    Mandate

    The Accessibility Planning Program will contribute to creating receptive, accessible Regional programs and services, and a workplace that ensures full participation of individuals with disabilities.

    Objectives

    1. To build the capacity of all staff to be aware of, and sensitive to, accessibility issues and barriers, and to support efforts to improve accessibility;
    2. To develop and strengthen organizational processes that will support accessibility;
    3. To review and develop policies to ensure prevention and removal of accessibility barriers;
    4. To build public awareness and advocate for accessibility of programs and services.

    Objectives and Actions

    1. To build the capacity of all staff to be aware of, and sensitive to, accessibility issues and barriers, and to support efforts to improve accessibility.
      • Build an effective training and development program for staff.
      • Build an effective internal communication strategy that promotes accessibility.

    2. To develop and strengthen organizational processes that will support accessibility.
      • Ensure processes are in place to consult effectively with the AAC.
      • Improve processes for identification and reporting of barriers and accessibility issues.
      • Integrate accessibility into key planning documents.

    3. To review and develop policies to ensure prevention and removal of accessibility barriers.
      • Integrate accessibility into procurement policy.
      • Develop and implement accessibility standards.

    4. To build public awareness and advocate for accessibility of programs and services.
      • Create opportunities for public engagement.
      • Establish strong partnerships with other governments and non-governmental organizations.

    Refer to Appendix I to see the list of projects supporting the above stated Objectives and Actions.

    Strategic Plan Connection

    The objectives and actions in this Accessibility Plan are consistent with, and support, the following goals in the Region’s Strategic Plan V:

    Goal 1: Deliver citizen-focused services
    Goal 3: Provide human services that meet current and changing needs
    Goal 5: Be a citizen-focused Regional government

    Service Principles

    The Regional Values function as Accessibility Planning Program service principles.



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