BRAMPTON, ON (August 8, 2022) – The City of Brampton has partnered with AccessNow to highlight accessible City facilities in the community.
Brampton is a Mosaic, and the City is dedicated to identifying opportunities to increase accessibility and a strong sense of belonging for all. AccessNow is an app available on Google Play and the Apple App Store that allows users to discover more than 26,000 accessible and non-accessible pinned locations in 35 countries around the world. Through this partnership, residents will be able to search, rate and discover accessible City facilities including trails, parks, recreation centres and more.
Residents will also be able to search, rate and discover local restaurants, hotels, shops and attractions on AccessNow. Brampton businesses are encouraged to add their accessibility information to the app here.
Accessibility in Brampton
The City and its Accessibility Advisory Committee are committed to ensuring people of all ages and abilities enjoy the same opportunities as they live, work, play, visit and invest in Brampton. For more information on accessibility at the City visit www.brampton.ca.
AccessNow is a mobile app and website that shares information about the accessibility status of places around the world. Designed to empower people with disabilities, the platform crowdsources reviews and works with business owners to publish aspects of accessibility like accessible parking and washrooms, elevators, ramps, scent-free, quiet spaces, and much more. For more information, visit www.accessnow.com.
“Brampton is a Mosaic, and the City is dedicated to increasing accessibility and a strong sense of belonging for all in our diverse community. I encourage Brampton residents to download the AccessNow app to explore the accessibility features available at our City facilities, and to rate our facilities so that we can continue to work to improve accessibility for all. Together, we can continue to build a more inclusive community accessible to people of all abilities.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“As a member of the City of Brampton's and Region of Peel’s Accessibility Advisory Committees, I am continually proud of the work our City is doing to make our community more accessible and inclusive for all. AccessNow is a great tool to search, rate and discover accessible facilities throughout our city. I encourage Brampton businesses to add their information to the app, and residents to download the app and explore.”
- Pat Fortini, Regional Councillor, Wards 7 & 8; Member, City of Brampton Accessibility Advisory Committee; Member, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee
“At the City of Brampton, we are dedicated to furthering the Term of Council Priority: Brampton is a Mosaic, and to ensuring people of all ages and abilities feel welcomed and included. The City is excited to partner with AccessNow to highlight accessible facilities in our community, and will continue to identify opportunities to increase accessibility for our residents.”
- Paul Morrison, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
“At AccessNow, we are proud to partner with the City of Brampton to highlight the accessibility of the city for citizens and visitors. This collaboration between the City, AccessNow and the community at large is a tremendous example of leadership and allyship that others should look to for inspiration on how a municipality can better support citizens with disabilities.”
- Maayan Ziv, Founder & CEO, AccessNow
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