Many Canadians have different types of disabilities that affect their ability participate freely within their communities. The main goal of the MAP project (“Towards Barrier-Free Communities: A Partnership for Improving Mobility, Access and Participation Among People with Disabilities”) is to support community organizations and municipalities to develop, evaluate, and implement researched-informed actions that contribute to the development of barrier-free communities.
Our Partnership has three areas of focus:
1) Navigation and pedestrian environment accessibility: Pedestrian infrastructure and the development of tools to support navigation in public spaces, including wayfinding, civic practice, and policy changes.
2) Transportation accessibility: Transportation services and policies, including public transportation, taxis, ride-share options, and community initiatives for people with mobility issues (e.g., adapted transportation, accessible bus stops).
3) Social accessibility: Attitudes and social factors, an important part of inclusive communities that can either reduce or improve the mobility, access, and social participation of disabled people.