Partnering with AccessNow to Become a Leader in Accessibility Mapping

In the lead up to hosting the Durham Region 2023 Ontario Parasport Games, Durham Region has partnered with AccessNow to become a leader in accessibility mapping to increase inclusion.

AccessNow is a free app available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. It allows users to discover 26,000 accessible and non-accessible pinned locations in 35 countries around the world. It’s a remarkable tool that can give people with disabilities confidence they can access and enjoy restaurants, businesses, and recreational facilities with family and friends.

We’ve sought opportunities to grow inclusion and accessibility in our community as we prepare to host the Games. Our partnership with AccessNow and Durham libraries to add sensory support kits to their collections are two examples of our efforts.

All Games venues have been added to the app. The Region and its eight municipalities have committed to mapping all their facilities.

Durham businesses are being encouraged to add their accessibility information to the app.

Residents and visitors to our community can search, rate, and discover municipal facilities, local restaurants, hotels, shops, and attractions on AccessNow.



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