This post is about a few opportunities that are currently open to contribute your perspetive on what makes a visually accessible city.
Nominate an Accessible City for the Rick Hansen Foundation's Award
The Rick Hansen Foundation is launching the Accessible Cities Award, a national award designed to recognize and celebrate municipalities, and the planners, developers, architects, and builders they work with, for creating accessible places for people with mobility, vision and hearing challenges.
If you know of a city that is doing their part to become more accessible and inclusive, nominate them online to win the title of Canada's Most Accessible City by March 3, 2017.
Federal Consultation on New Accessibility Legislation.
The Government of Canada is currently consulting on new legislation to improve accessible services. This consultation is interested to hear from you about topics ranging from barriers in the built environment, to ways of changing attitudes or updating policies to advance accessibility. Consultation closes in February 2017.
Trained in town planning, an avid traveler and legally blind myself I write on issues and opportunities is see along my travels that could improve our cities from a visual perspective.