Inclusive Plan for People with Disabilities in Dollard-des-Ormeaux

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The City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux launched its latest Plan inclusif à l’égard des Personnes handicapées (Inclusive Plan for People with Disabilities). The plan was highlighted during National Accessibility Week, which ran from May 26 to June 1, 2019, and the Semaine Québécoise des personnes handicapées, which ran from June 1 to 7, 2019.

This Plan was developed in collaboration with an Accessibility Committee composed of three representatives of the City and four residents who are familiar with the challenges that people with disabilities may encounter on a daily basis. The committee members analyzed the specific context of the City and its needs in terms of universal accessibility. They then established a vision for the City in the coming years, prioritizing the improvement of mobility for adults and the improvement of learning opportunities for young people.

The City is committed to meeting the accessibility needs identified in the Plan. Here are some examples of the observations made by the Committee and the actions taken by the City:

Observation Action
Children with disabilities want to cool off in the summer with other children. Construct accessible splash pads at Westminster and Lake Road in 2019.
The STM’s stop for paratransit is a long distance from the entrance to the Community Centre. Establish a second stop at the door of the Community Centre.
The choice of inclusive games that appeal to young people with disabilities is limited in the parks. Install Inclusive games and swings in Fairview Park, Ed. Janiszewski Park, Westwood Park and Westminster Park.

 

The City is sensitive to the need to make its public spaces more accessible and continues to work diligently to ensure the inclusion of all its residents. Full details of the Inclusive Plan for People with Disabilities can be found on our website ville.ddo.qc.ca in the “publications” section. If you have any suggestions for improving the City’s accessibility, please share them with the Accessibility Committee at ville@ddo.qc.ca.

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