On Thursday, May 27, the City hosted its 18th annual AccessAbility Day, virtually over Zoom. The event is held each year as part of National AccessAbility Week.
This year’s theme was: Barriers, and benefits to participation in a virtual world. The event featured a community panel discussion on how people with disabilities have navigated living in a virtual world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents had an opportunity to discuss:
- new barriers that were created due to COVID 19 and moving to a virtual service;
- benefits, if any, technology had on accessing services; and,
- recommendations for the City, businesses or other services to be more inclusive.
To promote the inclusion of all participants, the following supports were in place for the event:
- American Sign Language (ASL)
- Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ)
- Continuous real-time captioning in English and French
- Simultaneous French translation
If you missed the event or would like to watch it again, you can access the recording on YouTube.