Aurora, ON – The Town of Aurora is recognizing National Access Awareness Week from May 27 to June 2.
“As a Town, we are pleased to celebrate, promote and recognize the importance of accessibility in our community during National Access Awareness Week. We have made extensive retrofits to ensure that individuals living with disabilities in Aurora have equal access to amenities and are able to take full advantage of our Town’s programs and services. I encourage you all to attend one of the upcoming accessibility events and learn more about the accessibility features in our Town facilities,” said Mayor Geoffrey Dawe.
The Town of Aurora will be holding the following events throughout National Access Awareness Week to highlight the importance of accessibility:
• Accessibility Information Fair - Tuesday, May 29 to Thursday, May 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Community Meet and Greet including the Accessibility Advisory Committee and other participating agencies – Wednesday, May 30 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Accessibility has been an important area of focus in Aurora since 2003 and has become a regular business practice in the Town’s daily operations.
All events take place at Town Hall, located at 100 John West Way, Aurora.
Recent accessibility improvements include the following:
• Development and creation of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Park
• Installation of censored automatic door sliders at the Aurora Public Library, Seniors’ Centre and Aurora Family Leisure Complex.
• Installation of audible pedestrian signals at various locations in Aurora
• Improved accessibility planning and design in registered programming
The Town is continuing to work on improving accessibility. Upcoming accessibility improvements include revising wayfinding signage for Town Hall, the installation of accessible counters at Town Hall and the regrading of pathways and parking lot pavement at Town Park to create a barrier free access.