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Winnipeg Access Advisory Committee

 

Access Awards 2018-19

Access Award 2018-19 Nomination Form. .PDF File

 

Access Award 2018-19 Nomination Fillable Form. .PDF File

 

Image showing the international symbols for wheelchair access, cognitive access, accessible communication and access for the vision impaired.


Image of the list of 7 Principles of Universal Design as used by Ronald Mace to describe the goal of designing environments and products to be used.  They include: Equitable Use, Flexible Use, Simple and Intuitive Use, Perceptible, Tolerance for Error, Low Effort, and Size and Space.


Image  of a Poster from the Government of Canada highlighting their vision and rationale for the proposed Accessible Canada Act.


Image of a pictogram representation of the seven principles of Universal Design as presented by the Centre for Universal Design at NC State.  They include: Equitable Use, Flexible Use, Simple and Intuitive Use, Perceptible, Tolerance for Error, Low Effort, and Size and Space.

Access Advisory Committee

Our goal is to provide opportunities to further investigate information on access issues for people with disabilities.

Universal access to information, services and public properties is a priority of the City of Winnipeg. The Access Advisory Committee assists the city in striving towards the goal of accommodating all of its citizens.

The New Accessibility For Manitobans Act


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Committee Mandate

  • Advise the Mayor and Council on present and future status of the City of Winnipeg's information, properties, and services accessible for persons with disabilities to the benefit of all citizens.
  • Review and monitor all accessibility as they pertain to the City of Winnipeg's properties.
  • Advise and make recommendations to City Council regarding unresolved accessibility issues related to City properties.
  • Communicate with the citizens of Winnipeg about their concerns as they relate to public access of City properties.
  • Inform all citizens of initiatives of the City as well as accomplishments and achievements with respect to access and universal design.
  • Educate all City departments about access issues as they relate to employment and public access.
  • Identify projects which encourage enthusiasm and involvement of the community, government and business in making Winnipeg universally accessible.