Ac­cess ini­tia­tives at coun­cil

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

WICK­LOW County Coun­cil has launched a se­ries of videos to help the pub­lic with ac­ces­si­bil­ity ar­range­ments for county build­ings.

Th­ese videos are in­tended to as­sist peo­ple with learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties, autism, phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties, and or anx­i­ety con­cerns in dif­fer­ent el­e­ments en­coun­tered when visit­ing any of Wick­low County Coun­cil’s of­fices or the mu­nic­i­pal dis­trict of­fices in Ark­low, Balt­in­glass, Bray, Grey­stones and Wick­low.

Cllr Irene Win­ters, Cathaoir­leach of Wick­low County Coun­cil, said: ‘This in­no­va­tive project is tes­ta­ment to Wick­low County Coun­cil’s vi­sion and commitment for greater qual­ity cus­tomer ser­vice for all. I think th­ese videos will be of great as­sis­tance to peo­ple with learn­ing or phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties who need to visit the dif­fer­ent coun­cil of­fices.’

The ini­tia­tive was part-funded un­der the De­part­ment of Ru­ral and Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment’s Dig­i­tal In­no­va­tion Pro­gramme which sup­ports lo­cal au­thor­ity led projects that demon­strate clear po­ten­tial for pub­lic ben­e­fit and that can be scaled up or repli­cated else­where.

‘This cre­ative se­ries of in­for­ma­tive videos will greatly ben­e­fit the wider pub­lic and cit­i­zens of County Wick­low,’ said Frank Cur­ran, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, Wick­low County Coun­cil. He said the coun­cil plans to ex­tend this project into build­ings such as pub­lic li­braries and re­cy­cling fa­cil­i­ties. Avail­able at wick­low. ie/liv­ing/Ac­cessVideos

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