Accessibility Plan

Accessibility Plan

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Riverdale Municipality – Accessibility Plan

October 2017

Statement of Commitment

Riverdale Municipality is committed to the inclusion of all its community members, and visitors. Riverdale Municipality strives to remove all barriers and prevent future barriers to accessibility and meet the requirements of the “Accessibility for Manitobans Act”.

Overview

Riverdale Municipality is located in Western Manitoba and is home to (2,133) over 2,100 people. We offer all essential services to our residents to provide a great quality of life. Here you will find the quaint comforts you expect from a smaller community, and the opportunities offered by a larger and prosperous centre. Riverdale Municipality is home to many public spaces including community centres, parks, a beach, a library, sports parks, walking paths, work and meeting spaces. As Riverdale Municipality offers all essential services it employs public employees who work within buildings (some open to the public, some are not) owned by the Municipality. It is Riverdale Municipality’s goal to ensure that these public spaces can be accessible for every individual.

Riverdale Municipality’s Accessibility Plan will outline the facilities in which services we offer, the barriers within these facilities & a plan to remove all barriers.

Facilities & Services Offered

 

Baseline Report

 

FACILITY SERVICES OFFERED BARRIERS
Riverdale Municipality Office

670-2nd Avenue

Administrative office, Meeting space, •         Staff Awareness & Training

•         Front reception is not designed to accommodate wheelchair customers

•         No braille on signage

•         Handicapped parking not available

Riverdale Community Centre

101 Main Street

Ice Surface, Curling Surface, Dance Hall, Meeting Space, Club Lounge, Walking path, Meeting Centre, Rec programs •         Staff Awareness & Training

•         No braille on signage

•         Requires signage to indicate service animals are welcomed

Wastewater Treatment Plant

301-1st Avenue

Water and Wastewater Services

 

Due to Health & Safety concerns, this building is NOT open to the public

•         Staff Awareness & Training

•         No braille on signage

Public Works Shop

SE 27-12-21

Due to Health & Safety concerns, this building is NOT open to the public •         Staff Awareness & Training

•         No braille on signage

Riverdale Cemetery

 

 

lanes to access gravesites •         Staff Awareness & Training

•         Public access for those with mobility issues

Riverdale Fire Department

670-2nd Avenue

Fire prevention, training •         Staff Awareness & Training

•         No brail on signage

Riverdale Police Services

 

Law enforcement, community education •         Staff Awareness & Training

•         No braille on signage

•         Alarms are audible, but do not have lights

Prairie Crocus Library

137 Main Street

 

Rentals of books, and videos, community events, training and education •         Staff Awareness & Training

•         Public access for those with mobility issues (stacks are not wide enough apart)

•         Handicapped parking not available

•         Signage not large enough

Compound & Recycle Shed

SE 27-12-21

 

Disposal site for recyclables •         Public Access for those with mobility issues

•         No braille on signage

Landfill

NW 9-12-21

 

Disposal site for trash and garbage •         Public Access for those with mobility issues

•         Staff awareness & Training

Aspen Trail

 

walking/biking paths, recreation facilities •         Public Access for those with mobility issues
Rivers Sports Quarry

 

Recreation facilities, community events •         Public Access for those with mobility issues
Rivers Ball Diamonds

 

Recreation facilities, community events •         Public Access for those with mobility issues
Rivers Kids Park

 

Recreation facilities, community events •         Public Access for those with mobility issues
Rivers Skate Park

 

Recreation facilities •         Public Access for those with mobility issues
RiversDaly Website Communications with public •         No audibly option

•         No large print option

 

Barriers

Barriers to be taken into consideration:

  • Education & Training of staff
  • Website accessibility
  • Signage
    • Braille
    • Size of font
    • Colour of font
  • Audible/Flashing alarms
  • Entrance accessibility
    • Automatic doors
    • Ramps
  • Accessible walking paths (i.e could someone with a disability move through the space with ease)
  • Companion animal-partner policy
  • Signage

Action Report

To ensure that Riverdale Municipality has assessed all municipal owned buildings, a committee must be put in place to identify potential barriers within each facility.

The Committee will be composed of a representative from each building, where they will address barriers and report those barriers to the chair of the Committee by no later than June 30, 2018.

The data will be complied and assessed then an action plan will be put in place by the Committee no later than July 10, 2018. This action plan will be shared with all municipal building managers.

 

 

Accessibility Plan

 

ACTION STATUS
Accessibility Committee

An accessibility committee will be created to identify barriers and remedy solutions through an accessibility plan

Completed
Staff Training & Awareness

A training plan will be created to assist Riverdale Municipality staff to recognize accessibility barriers and ways to accommodate. These barriers include (but are not limited to): Communication barriers, technological barriers, physical barriers.

Ongoing
Facility Accommodations (A)

A list of all municipally owned buildings will be created with potential accessibility barriers

Completed
Facility Accommodations (B)

General signage for all city facilities to be explored (ie. “If you have an accessibility issue, please report to our staff”)

Ongoing
Budget Allocation

Budget will vary from facility and will be allocated based on the needs of the program

Ongoing
Monitoring Process

Scheduled reporting will be conducted regarding accessibility issues with staff & public

Ongoing

 

Conclusion

Through this Accessibility Plan, Riverdale Municipality is committed identifying and remedying solutions for all possible barriers within Riverdale Municipality.

This report is public and can be accessed at Riverdale Municipality Office, or online at www.riversdaly.ca

For further information on the Accessibility for Manitobans Act please visit: www.accessibilitymb.ca

 

This report was developed with input from the following Riverdale Municipality staff:

Kat Bridgeman, CAO

Laura Gillingham, Recreation Director

Public Works Department