Identifying Existing Accessibility Barriers

Accessibility barriers make it difficult for people with various abilities to be fully involved in school, work, and social situations or to receive health services.
There are many types of barriers both visible and invisible. Barriers can happen because accessibility needs are not considered.
The Northern Health Region needs to understand what barriers to accessibility exist in our healthcare facilities. 

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* 1. Information and Communication Barriers

Can happen when someone does not understand or receive information available to others (Example: Print is to small for some people to read, etc.)

Have you experienced information or communication barriers in Northern Health Region facilities?

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* 2. Attitudinal Barriers

Can happen when people with disabilities are treated differently then people without disabilities (Example: Talking to someone's support person because he or she assumes the person with a disability will not understand, etc).

Have you experienced attitudinal barriers in Northern Health Region facilities?

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* 3. Technological Barrier

Can happen when technology, or the way it is used is not accessible. (Example: Websites are not accessible for people with limited vision or screen reader software, etc. )

Have you experienced information or communication barriers in Northern Health Region facilities?

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* 4. Systemic Barriers

Can happen when policies, practices, or procedures result in people receiving unequal access or being excluded. (Example: Not considering the needs of people with disabilities when planning, etc) 

Have you experienced systemic barriers in Northern Health Region facilities?

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* 5. Physical and Architectural Barriers

Can happen when the environment makes it difficult for people with disabilities to access Northern Health Region buildings (Example:  Hallways are narrowed by displays or equipment which makes it hard for someone with a wheelchair or walker to pass through, etc.)

Have you experienced physical or architectural barriers in Northern Health Region facilities?

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* 6. Please select your top 3 priorities for the Northern Health Region Accessibility Plan

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* 7. Considering a very broad range of needs and abilities, I feel I am a person with a disability that requires an accommodation. 
(Answer not required)

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* 8. Is there any information you think would help the Northern Health Region develop the Region's Accessibility Plan?

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