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Accessibility Being Tackled in Chatham-Kent

Members of the Chatham-Kent accessibility advisory committee were congratulated
at the Feb. 8 council meeting upon the submission of their 2010-2011 terms of
reference.

The committee was created in 2002, and Coun. Marjorie Crew said, “if you
look at the list of things they have accomplished and done over the last few
years, it’s quite amazing.”

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http://www.coaac.ca/?p=222

Businesses Honoured for Accessibility

Area businesses and individuals were honoured for making the community more
accessible on Tuesday.

The Chatham-Kent Accessibility Advisory Committee handed out its annual awards
at the Thames Campus Arena.

Read more at
http://www.coaac.ca/?p=218

City Council Chambers equipped to serve people with hearing loss

Burlington City Council Chambers is now fitted with new assistive listening
devices to accommodate people with hearing loss. Small, cordless, battery operated
receivers are available during council and standing committee meetings to help
people hear the proceedings more clearly.

“Our goal is to ensure Burlington is a place where all people, regardless
of their ability, can fully access programs and services offered by our city.
Ensuring that our facilities meet the needs of all citizens is important to
sustaining a vibrant society, and enhancing customer service and direct citizen
engagement,” said Mayor Cam Jackson.


Calling all Accessibility Advisory Committees (AAC) of Ontario, your voice needs to be heard!

By Geof Collis
February 26, 2010

With the uneven implementation of the Customer Care Standard in School Boards, Hospitals and a broad range of community services and the absence of any meaningful enforcement mechanism, it is more important than ever that your voices be heard


Talking Elevator Makes City Hall More Accessible

Posted February 17, 2010

St. Catharines city hall is becoming more accessible — with an elevator that now tells you which floor you’re on and listening devices that mean you won’t
miss a word your city councillor is saying.


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