Planning Accessible Events

So everyone feels welcome

Are you organizing a community event like a block party, wedding, bingo or fair?

Do you want some quick tips on how to plan your event so guests with disabilities feel welcome?

This booklet will show you many low-cost and no-cost things you can do to make your event more inclusive. It also includes a checklist so you can be sure that everyone can participate.

Changes to Ontario’s Accessible Customer Service Standard are Now in Effect

Changes to the customer service standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act came into effect on July 1, 2016.

As a result of these changes:

  • All employees (including volunteers, interns, students, etc.) must be trained on accessible customer service.
  • More types of regulated health professionals can provide documentation of a need for a service animal.

Call-Out System Helps Bus Riders

By Vincent Ball, Brantford Expositor
Monday, August 1, 2016 4:24:42 EDT PM

Brantford Transit and Brantford Lift together finished last year with a $656,370 deficit.

Getting around the city by bus should be a lot easier, especially for people who are visually-impaired or blind.

An automated call-out system has been added to all Brantford Transit buses at a cost of $56,000.