Bracebridge Marks National Access Awareness Week

Posted: 2019-05-28 07:43:18 By: hbr

Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith and Members of the Town’s Accessibility Advisory Committee met recently to raise a flag in honour of National Access Awareness Week which is intended to raise public awareness of barriers that people with disabilities face.

Councillor Archie Buie, Chair of the Bracebridge Accessibility Advisory Committee, said, “Once again our Committee is pleased to raise a flag to commemorate National Access Awareness Week. In addition, we Plan to have a display at the Bracebridge Farmers Market this Saturday, June 1st to highlight important accessibility initiatives that are happening.”

In addition, the Accessibility Committee will also highlight a new technology app called AccessNow. This free app allows the public to find and rate the accessibility of restaurants, hotels, stores, bars and more. The goal is to map as many places as possible globally so that people with accessibility issues have a tool to identify businesses that are available to them.