By Virginia Coutts
November 6, 2014
This award celebrates the individuals and organizations who remind us that true accessibility occurs when people with disabilities can actively participate in, and contribute to, the social, cultural and economic fabric of Ontario.
Onley has long been a champion for disability and accessibility issues. His award supports government efforts for providing all Ontarians with a society where everyone has the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from economic growth and prosperity.
The new David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility recognizes both individuals and organizations who demonstrate leadership in accessibility and disability issues. It will be given out in May 2015, during National Access Awareness Week.
One in seven people in Ontario has a disability and this award highlights the fact people are becoming more aware of the issue. More people realize barriers to accessibility go beyond physical roadblocks and can include barriers in technology, information and employment.
Nominate an accessibility champion for the David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility before Dec. 3.
Go to http://www.ontario.ca/HonoursAndAwards to to get more information and download the nomination form.