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Accessibility Awareness Week

From May 26 to June 1, Kentville will be helping to promote accessibility awareness!  Throughout the year our Inclusion and Access Advisory Committee works hard to identify and address barriers in our community, you can read more about their work hereThis Committee created the town's first accessibility plan in 2021, and in 2024 will release an updated plan for the town.  Some of the successes from this plan include a fully accessible town website, online sharing and closed captioning of public meetings, sign language interpretation at most public meetings, accessibility features on sidewalks in the downtown, and much more!  We will share posts every day on social media, which you can see below as well, to get you thinking about different perspectives, different challenges, and how to be a better ally to folks who are differently-abled.

Autism Nova Scotia

Save the date for Saturday, June 8, 2024 as we gather once again for the annual Walk Your Walk for Autism Nova Scotia presented by Carson Exports province wide fundraiser! Let’s create a more accepting and inclusive place for everyone! Register today!

Canadian National Institute for the Blind

Need information and resources about sight loss? Here’s where to learn a few things about sight loss: What it is, how people adapt and thrive with sight loss and how we can create a more inclusive world.

Easter Seals Resources

Red Shirt Day of Action for AccessAbility and Inclusion is a day when people across Canada come together and wear red to create a visible display of solidarity: to show their support for disabled people and their families, celebrate the achievements of disabled Canadians, and to pledge their commitment to help create a fully accessible and inclusive society.  Red Shirt Day is an Easter Seals initiative and was first celebrated in 2019. It takes place on the Wednesday of National AccessAbility Week each year.  Anyone can take part in Red Shirt Day. Put on your favourite red shirt, take some photos and make a pledge to help improve accessibility and inclusion in your community. Then post your photos and your pledge on social media with the hashtags. #RedShirtDay #RedForAccessAbility

Rick Hansen Foundation webinars

Every year, starting on the last Sunday in May, Canadians celebrate National AccessAbility Week (NAAW). Founded as ‘National Access Awareness Week’ in 1988 and inspired by Rick Hansen’s Man In Motion World Tour, this week is an opportunity to celebrate Canadians with disabilities and raise awareness of the critical need for accessibility and inclusion for all in our communities and workplaces.  Click here to discover the many ways to join the celebrations from May 26th to June 1st, 2024.

Videos for you to share:

Behind the Scenes of "Inclusion makes the world more vibrant"