Assistive devices

Suburbs

Being a barrier-free community means providing people with disabilities the means to enjoy all of the opportunities our city has to offer. This includes equipping our facilities with assistive devices.

The following table lists the assistive devices available at our public facilities across the city:

Community Centres

Community Centre

Assistive Device

Centreville Chicopee Community Centre

  • Screen magnification software
  • Headphones for computers
  • Magnifier for reading printed material

Country Hills Community Centre

  • Wheelchair lift for access to the stage
  • Headphones for computers
  • PPA receiver for the gymnasium

Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre

  • Headphones for the computer

Downtown Community Centre

  • Public-address (PA) system
  • Wheelchairs
  • Walkers
  • Canes
  • Elevator
  • FM system, sound field (sound amplifying device)
  • Smartboard

Forest Heights Community Centre

  • Personal PA receiver
  • Headphones for computer

Kingsdale Community Centre

  • Headphones for computer

Rockway Centre

  • Wheelchairs
  • Headphones for computers
  • Elevator
  • Ramp entry
  • Evacuation chair
  • PA system

Stanley Park Community Centre

  • Wheelchair
  • Headphones for computer
  • Accessible showers

Victoria Hills Community Centre

  • Headphones for computer

Bridgeport Community Centre

  • Headphones for computer

Chandler Mowat Community Centre

  • Headphones for computer

Mill-Courtland Community Centre

  • Screen magnification software on computer
  • PPA receiver in the gym

Pools and Sports Facilities

Facilities

Assistive Device

Activa Sports Complex

  • Elevator

Breithaupt Centre

  • Wheelchair
  • Commode chair
  • Pool lifts
  • Accessible showers - bench, handheld shower head
  • Ramp/stair entry to pool

Civic Centre Rink

  • Skis for wheelchairs
  • Sledges

Forest Heights Pool

  • Adapted life jackets
  • Commode chairs
  • Ramp/stair entry to pool
  • Accessible showers - bench, handheld shower head
  • Adult change-table

Lyle Hallman Pool

  • Commode chair
  • Ramp/stair entry to pool

Harry Class Pool

  • Ramp entry to the pool

Budd Park

 

Lions Arena

  • Skating aides

Grand River Arena

  • Skating aides

Don McLaren Arena

  • Skating aides

Sportsworld Arena

  • Elevator
  • Skating aides

Other facilities

Facility

Assistive Device

Kitchener City Hall

  • FM system - Council chambers and Conestoga room
  • Wheelchairs
  • Evacuation chairs
  • Terra Trek wheelchair

Williamsburg Cemetery

  • FM system in Dedication Centre

Kitchener Market

  • Wheelchair
  • Elevator

The Aud

  • 5 elevators
  • FM personal hearing transmitters
  • Skating aides
  • Portable accessible lift for stage

Rockway Golf Course

  • FM system

Doon Valley Golf Course

  • FM system
  • Accessible golf cart

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