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Huron County Making Progress With Accessibility Awareness

By Bob Montgomery
October 11, 2018

The Vice Chair of the Huron County Accessibility Advisory Committee says the committee is one of the few in Ontario that actually gets involved in the community.

Speaking at an Accessibility event Wednesday in Clinton, Debbie Kerley pointed out they do site evaluations on a regular basis, strictly in an advisory role; look at their building plans; and if they’re doing renovations to an older building, they send them a report and recommend what they should do for best practice to make their place accessible.

London Politicians Move Forward With Demands to Create Barrier-Free City

The citys accessibility advisory committee had threatened to resign if demands werent met Hala Ghonaim · CBC News
Posted: Aug 14, 2018

City of London is moving forward with a proposal to create an accessible-friendly city.

It took the threat of a mass resignation and a set of strict demands to “open the eyes” of city staff and council.

Frustrated By a Lack of Co-Operation From City Council, the Committee Accepts Offer to Talk Things Through

Gary Ennett · CBC News
Posted: May 30, 2018

The chair of London’s accessibility advisory committee says she’s looking forward to the start of a new dialogue with city council after the committee members were persuaded to drop their threat to resign en masse Tuesday night.

The threat was made at the end of a presentation to the Community and Protective Services Committee, during which several members of the advisory committee expressed their frustration with city council’s failure to adopt their recommendations.

Bracebridge’s Accessibility Advisory Committee Keeps Accessibility Issues in the Forefront

By Drew McMillin
May 28, 2018

National Access Awareness Week is intended to raise public awareness of barriers that people with disabilities face and to find ways to help remove these barriers. Mayor Graydon Smith and Members of the Town’s Accessibility Advisory Committee met recently to raise a flag in honour of this week.

Bard’s on Market Square and The Hub earns the 2017 accessible business award from Stratfords accessibility advisory committee

By Terry Bridge, Stratford Beacon Herald
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 2:58:56 EST PM

Peter Zein presents the accessible business award on behalf of Stratford’s accessibility advisory committee and the city to Bard’s on Market Square and The Hub owner Kevin Larson on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 in Stratford, Ont.

There’s a common refrain Peter Zein hears from business owners when it comes to improving accessibility.