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Updated Accessibility Standards Coming to City of Burlington Facilities

Burlington Post

Burlington city council received the new accessibility design standards at a recent meeting.

“The City of Burlington is continuing to make sure that people of all ages and abilities enjoy the same opportunities and access as they live, work, play, visit and invest in our city,” said Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring.

The updated accessibility design standards will ensure that all new City of Burlington facilities will be accessible to all with existing facilities to be retrofitted, renovated or altered over time to comply with the standards.

“The use of the city’s Accessibility Design Standards has been a requirement for all new facilities and renovations to properties owned and leased by the city since 2012,” said Judi Lytle, Burlington’s accessibility co-ordinator.

“Ensuring we follow the most current standards will continue to create a more usable environment for everyone.”

The 2016 standards maintain current practices and incorporate significant new requirements for accessibility introduced in recent changes to the Ontario Building Code and the new legislative requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Design of Public Spaces Standards.

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