Accessibility

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The City of Peterborough is committed to demonstrate leadership for accessibility in the community. Our goal is to meet the diverse needs of all people and follow the principles of dignity, independence, integration, and equal opportunity. We will strive to achieve an inclusive environment for our facilities, goods, services, employment, information, and transportation.

Treat Accessible

Over 400,000 Canadian children and youth have an accessibility issue. Make your house accessible this Halloween by taking part in the Treat Accessible program by The Home Depot, Re/MAX, and STOPGAP Foundation.

This program lets children and parents know that your house is a barrier free trick or treating location by an “Accessible Trick or Treating” sign placed on your lawn.

You can pick up your sign for free from your local Home Depot.

Here are some tips to make your house an accessible trick or treating zone:

  1. If possible, take stairs completely out of the process and create a trick-or-treating station on your driveway or out of your garage
  2. Clear all your pathways
  3. Make sure the path to your trick-or-treating area is well lit
  4. Refrain from the use of strobe lights
  5. Move cars out of the driveway to allow better accessibility for trick-or-treaters
  6. Make sure any pets are kept safely away from the front of the house
  7. Use the sign only on your personal property
  8. Ensure your sign does not obstruct visibility entering or exiting your driveway
  9. Please plant the metal frame to maximum depth, defined when the base of the plastic sign reaches the ground

Let’s make Halloween accessible for everybody.

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Plans, policies and reports

Transforming Peterborough to be a place where every person can participate is important for people, businesses and community life. The City of Peterborough continues to plan for the future so that programs, services and facilities are accessible and welcoming for everyone.

2018 to 2020 Accessibility Plan   Accessible Customer Service Policy Integrated Accessibility Standards Policy Status Report Compliance Report

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