Milton Accessibility Advisory
Committee (MAAC)

MAAC has five to seven members, including one Town Councilor, with a majority of members being persons with disabilities. Members are chosen for their knowledge, experience and dedication to accessibility. This committee assists the Town in creating and maintaining an accessible and inclusive community for people of all abilities.

Mission Statement

The goal of the Milton Accessibility Advisory Committee is to advise Town Council and staff, in accordance with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, in promoting and facilitating a barrier-free Town for citizens of all abilities (universal accessibility), including persons with disabilities.

Responsibilities

MAAC prepares an annual accessibility plan for Council approval. This plan focuses on identifying, removing and preventing barriers with in Town by-laws, policies, facilities, programs, practices and services.

Additional committee responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing site plans and drawings for all public buildings in Milton to ensure they are accessible for persons with disabilities.
  • Reviewing and monitoring existing and proposed Town purchasing policies to provide advice with respect to accessibility
  • Monitoring current and pending provincial accessibility legislation, and ensuring the Town is meeting its compliance requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

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