LOCAL GOV    ACCESSIBILITY PLAN
 
 
Rural Municipality of Reynolds
P.O. Box 46
Hadashville, Manitoba
R0E 0X0
Phone: (204) 426-5305
Fax: (204) 426-5552




 
Schedule “A” attached to and forming part of Resolution No. 494/16 December 20, 2016 ACCESSIBILITY PLAN – RM OF REYNOLDS Consultation Group: Reynolds’ Senior Citizens’ Club Part 1. Baseline Report A. Services Provided - Provides information services for the general public. - Maintains roads - Provides fire protection services - Provides recycling depots and waste disposal facility B. Accessibility Achievements - seating provided for persons with mobility issues - Fire Hall is wheelchair accessible C. Accessibility Barriers - Entrance to RM Office building is not accessible - Website has outdated programming - Washrooms are not wheelchair accessible Part 2 Accessibility Plan A. Statement of Commitment The R.M. of Reynolds is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities. We are committed to treating people with disabilities in ways that allow them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in inclusion. We are committed to meeting the needs of people who face accessibility barriers. We will do this by identifying, removing and preventing barriers and by meeting the requirements of The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA). B. Policies The R.M. of Reynolds will review all programs, services and new initiatives to ensure accessibility. The R.M. of Reynolds will make information available in an accessible format or provide communication supports to people with disabilities in a way that considers their disability. C. Actions Initiatives/Actions Expected Outcomes Action 1 Establish Accessibility Coordinator and Working Group Initiate Accessibility Plan Meet with Reynolds' Senior Citizens' Club Receive input to better accommodate disabilities - Draft Accessibility goals Create Accessibility Plan Action 2 Offer and provide information in an accessible format on request Provides sight impaired persons with prompts/highlights Provide documents in plain text for conversion Staff are aware of alternate formats and how to make them available to the public Promote availability of alternate formats on request Advertise on website and in newsletters and tax insert brochure Action 3 Staff Awareness and Training Management to acknowledge achievements and share information at staff meetings Staff understands accessibility and supports plan Action 4 Monitor Progress Goals Accessibility Coordinator to track progress and challenges and report to management; remind management to include costs in budget; Keep accessibility issues in forefront and incorporate into future plans; Post plan on website Council to budget for office upgrades ie designated parking sign, build up parking lot to step and step to door install auto door opener install drop off box Create wheelchair access to municipal building Hire website designer to update site to provide for accessibility options Incorporate new technology to access website in alternate format Train staff on how to assist with accessibility Make office visits welcoming and comfortable Construct fully accessible office building Provide unrestricted access to office, council chambers and washrooms Provide printer for public access computer Provide privacy when documents required from internet Re-arrange office to provide seating at counter Provide rest area for person with mobility issues Create signage for hearing/vision impaired persons Provide welcoming environment Contact Person: Trudy Turchyn, Accessibility Coordinator Phone: 204-426-5305 Email: rmreynoldscao@mymts.net ____________________________________ Reeve David Turchyn