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Accessibility at FortWhyte

All are welcome here.

At FortWhyte Alive, we believe in inclusion, value diversity, and recognize the importance of improving access and removing barriers for visitors, the public, and employees. If you have an accessibility request and/or feedback, please email us at [email protected].

Our Accessibility for Manitobans Act policy is available upon request and at no cost to you.

View of Alloway Reception Centre from ice of frozen lake in winter.

Trails

We do our best to make our trails accessible but due to the nature of our site they can be uneven, rough, or may have naturally occurring obstructions like tree roots, rocks, snow, and ice.

During the snowy months, our main trails are plowed as soon as possible after each snowfall and path between our main buildings is sanded.

Buildings

Both the Alloway Reception Centre and the Richardson Interpretive Centre are accessible for people using wheeled devices and have automatic door buttons. The interpretive centre also has an interior ramp to the dioramas.

During the snowy months, building entrances are cleared of snow as soon as possible after each snowfall and icy spots are sanded.

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs are available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis at no cost.

Washrooms

Both washrooms in the Alloway Reception Centre have handicap accessible stalls. The Richardson Interpretive Centre has a gender-inclusive washroom with one accessible stall with am automatic door button.

Website

We are committed to making our site accessible to the largest audience that we can.

In order to do this, we use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2. These guidelines explain in great detail how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and more user-friendly for everyone. The WCAG 2.2 guidelines have three levels of accessibility (Level A, Level AA and Level AAA) and we have chosen Level A as the target for this website.

We have worked hard to achieve our accessibility goals and we will do our best to continue to produce accessible content in the future.

If you encounter any problems in using this website, including having trouble accessing written, video, visual or audio content, please let us know. We want to hear from you and value your feedback.