Accessibility and inclusion


Life Made Accessible - Online Event

National AccessAbility Week (NAAW), May 31 to June 6 is a week when accessibility and inclusion are promoted across communities and workplaces, and a time to celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities. It is an opportunity to recognize the efforts of Canadians who are actively removing barriers and ensuring persons with disabilities have an equal chance to participate in all aspects of Canadian society.

This year we offered a virtual event “Life Made Accessible” in honor of National AccessAbility Week  – a series of guest speaker events, featuring Waterloo Region’s experts on disability and those who help shape the face of inclusion.  Please find transcripts for June 1, June 2, June 3, June 4, and June 5.

ASL interpreters, closed captioning and transcription services have been sponsored by the City of Kitchener and the City of Waterloo.

Our event partners are: 

  • Bridges to Belonging Waterloo Region
  • Canadian Hearing Services
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind
  • City of Kitchener
  • City of Waterloo
  • Community Support Connections: Meals and Wheels and More
  • Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region
  • Kitchener Waterloo AccessAbility 

Accessibility and Inclusion

No matter your age or ability level - there are countless ways for you to get involved in your community.

Our goal is to remove barriers and provide accessible goods, services and facilities for all of our residents. Working with the Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee (GRAAC), and guided by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act,2005, as well as our own accessibility plan and accessibility policy. We aim towards providing accessible goods, services and facilities.

Alternate formats, communication supports and accommodations

If you require an accessible document or support to take part in a city meeting or city program, let us know - we're happy to accommodate you.

Or, contact Nadine McNeelands, Inclusion Services Coordinator, program and resource services, at 519-741-2200, ext. 7229 (TTY 1-866-969-9994).

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