Presented by Accessibility Advisory Committee Co-Chairs
- Annual report with town hall
- first step is looking at how to make it more proactive
- 6 working groups
- Beyond the AODA, because much of it is as requested
- Accessibility and accommodation are distinct. Accommodation is usually one off and work around the current situation. For example, lifting someone in a wheelchair to get into a building versus having a ramp to make the building accessible.
- Focus on accessibility not disabilities.
- Accessibility at the start makes it easier for everyone, and no accommodation needed.
- Work stations – sit/stand
- Making events accessible e.g. convocation
- Better requirements including universal design
- Need more collaboration, because too many silos
- Important to think beyond the physical, but also the social interaction.
- Important people can interact with independence, dignity, equal opportunity, and integration.