May 27, 2003

York Region seeking public feedback on draft accessibility plan

The Regional Municipality of York is seeking public feedback on its draft of Understanding Barriers, York Region's First Annual Accessibility Plan. The draft Plan describes what the Region is doing to make it easier for people with disabilities to use Regional Government services and programs.

Understanding Barriers is available on the Region's Web site at under the "What's New" link from the home page.

A public consultation session will be held on June 17th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the York Region Administrative Centre in Newmarket. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP by June 13th if you plan to attend. York Region Transit will provide free Mobility Plus specialized service to and from the session for people who are unable to use regular public transit because of physical and/or functional limitations. This free service is subject to availability and must be booked by 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 13th by calling (905) 762-2112 or 1-866-744-1119.

The deadline for comments by fax, email, voicemail or mail is June 20th.

For a printed copy of Understanding Barriers, to RSVP your attendance at the public consultation session on June 17th or for more information, call (905) 895-3223 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 2000.


Contact: Wendy Lewis, Corporate Communications, York Region

- (905) 830-4444 or (416) 297-9696, ext. 1238

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The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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