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
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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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.
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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.
City Council Chambers equipped to serve people with hearing loss. Read full article.
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
Calling all Accessibility Advisory Committees (AAC) of Ontario, your voice needs to be heard!. Read full article.
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.
Talking Elevator Makes City Hall More Accessible. Read full article.