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Accessibility Advisory Committee

Clause 15 in Report No. 12 of Committee of the Whole was adopted, without amendment, by the Council of The Regional Municipality of York at its meeting held on September 20, 2018.

 

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Report No. 2 of the
York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee
Meeting Held on June 20, 2018

 

For Consideration by
Committee of the Whole of
The Regional Municipality of York
on September 6, 2018


[Accessible formats or communication supports are available upon request
Contact: Regional Clerk’s Office, regional.clerk@york.ca, 18774649675 extension 71320]

 

The York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting was called to order at 4:04 p.m. on June 20, 2018.

 

The following were in attendance:

Chair:

V. Spatafora

Members:

L. Bolt, A. Dennis, S. Foglia, L. Fortnum, K. Hill, L. Hulme-Smith, B. Lynch, F. Maggisano, S. Palombo, J. Phromratsamy, J. Simmons, A. Tocco

Staff:

K. Adeney, C. Clark, L. Davies, S. Doyle, L. Gonsalves, C. Goodeve, T. Kirkwood, A. Lauzon (YRP), D. MacKay, J. Mitchell, V. Navolskyy, C. Raynor, C. Robson, P. Thiru


Presentations

 

[Click on the titles of the following Presentations to view them]

 

1. 2018 Municipal Election Accessibility Plan

 

The Committee received the presentation by Christopher Raynor, Regional Clerk and Colin Goodeve, Deputy Regional Clerk.

[Accessibility Plan]

 

2. Accessibility Improvements at Intersections [4.7 MB]

 

1. The Committee received the presentation by Doug MacKay, Manager, Engineering, Capital Planning and Delivery, Transportation Services Department.

2. The Committee recommended that Transportation Services staff bring the issue of inconsistent audible tones at intersections to the attention of various Ontario-wide transportation associations, and request that the province require the implementation of consistent tones, for the safety and security of pedestrians.

 

Communications

 

[Click on the titles of the following Communications to view them]

 

3. Update on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee

 

The Committee received the communication from Christopher Raynor, Regional Clerk dated May 18, 2018 regarding ‘Update on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee’.

 

4. Review of Employment Standards – York Region’s Response

 

The Committee received the communication from Katherine Chislett, Commissioner of Community and Health Services dated May 18, 2018 regarding ‘Review of Employment Standards – York Region’s Response’.

 

Other Business

 

5. Update on Accessibility Activities

 

The Committee received an update on accessibility activities from Kim Adeney, Program Manager, Accessibility, Strategies and Partnerships Branch, Community and Health Services Department, as follows:

 

1. York Region will host the third legislative review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 on August 29, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

2. An overview of the final recommendations released regarding the Transportation Standards Review

 

3. Update on National AccessAbility Week

 

Due to time constraints, information regarding the following matters will be provided via email:

 

4. Accessible Customer Service Guidelines (and How May I Best Help You infographic)

 

5. End of Term York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee Celebration to be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

 

The York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting adjourned at 6:02 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

June 20, 2018                     V. Spatafora
Newmarket, Ontario         Chair

C. Clark
1-877-464-9675  x71305

 

 


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