The District Municipality of Muskoka is Committed to Providing Equal Access to All
- The continual improvement of access to all municipally-owned facilities
- Premises and services for all those with disabilities
- Delivering excellent and accessible customer services and programs to all residents and visitors
- Providing a supportive working environment for its staff
- The participation of persons with disabilities in the development and review of its annual Accessibility Plan
- Providing equal access to all
Previous Reports and plans
Accessibility Advisory Committee
District Council receives advice from the Accessibility Advisory Committee about the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of Muskoka's accessibility plan, as well as on the accessibility for persons with disabilities to buildings, structures and premises which are constructed, purchased, renovated or leased by the municipality.
View Committee Agendas and Minutes
The four main principles of the AODA legislation's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 were used to guide design, develop, and validate compliance during the District's 2015 website development project:
- Perceivable - reading of content
- Operable - navigating the site
- Understandable - intuitive site content and structure
- Robust - compatible with a variety of browsers and assistive technologies
View presentations on Accessibility and the District of Muskoka Website
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All documents required by the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service, including Muskoka's
Accessible Customer Services policies, procedures and practices, notices of temporary disruptions, training records, and written feedback process are available upon request, subject to MFIPPA.
When a document is provided to a person with a disability, Muskoka will make every effort to provide the document, or the information contained in the document, in a format that takes the person's disability into account.
The Ontario Disabilities Act (ODA) requires that municipal accessibility plans address barriers in the municipality's by-laws, policies, programs, practices and services in the following ways:
- Report on the measures that the municipality has taken to identify, remove and prevent barriers to people with disabilities
- Describe the measures in place to ensure that the municipality assesses its proposals for by-laws, policies, programs, practices and services to determine their effect on accessibility for people with disabilities
- List the by-laws, policies, programs, practices and services that the municipality will review to identify the barriers to people with disabilities
- Describe the measures the municipality intends to take to identify, remove and prevent barriers to people with disabilities
- Make the accessibility plan available to the public
The public can provide feedback on the accessibility of the provision of goods and services by the District through the Accessibility Advisory Committee:
- By mail or in person: 70 Pine Street, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1N3
- By telephone to: (705) 645-2231, Ext. 239
- By email to: email@example.com
Feedback will be responded to within 7 days (one week) of its receipt by the District.