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Leading the Way to Accessibility

November 6, 2012 – The City of Thunder Bay’s Accessibility Advisory Committee will be hosting two open house events to provide information to the community about the Committee’s role and accessibility accomplishments as well as information about emergency planning for people with disabilities.  Everyone is welcome:

Today - Tuesday, Nov. 6
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Victoria Inn and Conference Centre – Kensington Room
(remote real-time closed captioning and ASL interpretive services will be provided)

Thursday, Nov.8
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre – Craft Room 1
(remote real-time closed captioning provided)

The events will feature a presentation from Sharon Bryenton, Chair of the City’s Accessibility Advisory Committee on how the Committee helps the City provide facilities and barrier-free services for people with disabilities. 

“The Accessibility Advisory Committee plays a crucial role in supporting City staff in taking the right steps towards a barrier-free Thunder Bay,” said Sharon Bryenton, Chair of the Accessibility Advisory Committee.

In addition to the keynote presentation, City staff from Police Services, Fire Services, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be presenting information on how people with disabilities are accommodated in emergency situations.  They will be available to answer questions, as well as to take feedback on how to maintain and improve emergency practices concerning people with disabilities.

Visit for information on the City of Thunder Bay’s Accessibility Advisory Committee and the 2012 Accessibility Plan.

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Contact: Stephen Holloway at 625-3220/626-6565 or