Launch of the County Kildare Access Strategy
The County Kildare Access Strategy – Universal Access Approach 2020-2022 – has been launched today, 3rd December 2020, to coincide with International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
CKAN have an excellent collaborative working relationship with Michael Hurley, Access Officer with Kildare County Council and were instrumental in the development of the County Kildare Access Strategy – A Universal Access Approach 2020-2022
Our Vision is that County Kildare is universal to all and recognised as a leader in universal accessibility.
Our Mission is to support the removal of physical, attitudinal and communication barriers for all.
Kildare County Council in partnership with County Kildare Access Network (CKAN) have organised a number of events to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities and to raise awareness across our own community.
CKAN are a network of individuals made up of representatives from the 5 local access groups in County Kildare and organisations working towards making County Kildare inclusive and fully accessible to all.
As a group they support the removal of physical, attitudinal and communication barriers for all. Working closely as stakeholders with Kildare County Council they regularly participate in street audits to monitor the ongoing development and improvement of our own infrastructure.
CKAN also work with local businesses and disability organisations such as IWA, KARE, NCBI in identifying priority accessibility issues locally.
The County Kildare Access Strategy – Universal Access Approach 2020-2022 can be downloaded from the Publications section of the Kildare County Council website