Ensuring all people are treated with respect, with equitable access and opportunity to participate to the fullest extent in the city.
The City of Edmonton’s Accessibility Policy guides the development and implementation of City policies and civic engagement, programs and services, communications and technology, employee services, and infrastructure (facilities, open spaces, and transportation) to ensure full consideration of the needs of all individuals and their diverse abilities.
Accessibility: A Fundamental Aspect of Society
Accessibility is fundamental to the quality of life, well-being, and engagement of individuals in the social, economic, cultural, spiritual, and political aspects of society.
The City of Edmonton Accessibility for People with Disabilities Policy is intended to ensure all people are treated with respect, and have equitable access and opportunity to participate to the fullest extent in the city.
The Accessibility for People with Disabilities Policy was approved by City Council on September 24, 2019 and can be found here.
Policy and Plan Implementation
The first 3-year Corporate Accessibility Plan (2021-2024) is now in place and being implemented across the organization.
Corporate staff training to support awareness on disability and accessibility for people with disabilities was released in 2020.
The 311 app was updated in 2020 to track accessibility-related submissions.