Regional standards

Alternate formats

The Regional Municipality of Durham aims to ensure that information related to our programs and services is accessible to all community members.

Accessible, or alternate, formats are designed to address the specific needs of a user, rather than just a standard regular print. For example, in addition to a generic print version, a publication might be available in large font, PDF format, Braille, etc.

Publications in alternate (or more accessible) formats are available, upon request, by contacting 905-668-7711 ext. 2009 (toll-free at 1-800-372-1102) or

Planning an accessible meeting

To ensure an inclusive meeting environment, individuals are encouraged to consider accessibility when planning an event. Often, this means choosing one person to oversee accessibility:

For more information about planning an accessible meeting, please visit the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment website.

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Accessibility Plan

The Region of Durham implemented its first Accessibility Plan in 2003. Since that time, barriers have been removed by:

To view the most current plan, click here.