The LaSalle Accessibility Advisory Committee
Statement of Commitment
The Town of LaSalle is committed to the growth of an accessible community by enhancing programs, services and facilities for all residents. We are committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. The Town is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Persons with disabilities represent a significant and growing part of the population in the Province of Ontario. Approximately 1.9 million Ontarians have a disability - about 16% of the population. As the Baby Boom generation reaches retirement age, it is estimated that approximately 20% of the population will have disabilities.
Multi Year Accessibility Plan 2013 - 2018
The Multi Year Accessibility Plan 2013 - 2018 is available for download: Multi Year Accessibility Plan 2013 - 2018 (pdf)
Town of LaSalle Accessible Customer Service Policy
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) was passed by the Ontario legislature with the goal of creating standards to improve accessibility across the province. The AODA allows the government to develop specific standards of accessibility designed to make Ontario more accessible. The first specific standard to be developed is the Accessible Customer Service Standard that provides for service delivery in a way that preserves the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities
The Town of LaSalle welcomes feedback from our residents, visitors and customers on the accessibility of our customer service. If you have questions or concerns or wish to compliment us on our accessible customer service, please let us know.
Following this link provides an easy to use form for this purpose that can be filled out and e-mailed to email@example.com . Alternatively, you can contact us by phone at 519-969-7770 ext 223 or send a letter to:
Clerk, Town of LaSalle,
The Town of LaSalle Extends Online Services
The Town of LaSalle is committed to recognizing the diverse needs of its residents and customers by striving to provide services that are accessible to all persons. The Town has now implemented assistive technology called BrowseAloud on its website in an effort to ensure that more people can access online services independently.
BrowseAloud is designed to make a website more accessible, by providing tools that allow the user to have online content read aloud, with each word highlighted as it is spoken. This audio-visual reinforcement can aid reading comprehension for those who require online reading support. This includes those with low literacy levels, dyslexia, mild visual impairments and those with English or French as a second language.
The latest version of BrowseAloud also offers a range of features to reinforce online reading support. Key features include dual-color highlighting, text magnification, a dictionary, a translator, an MP3 maker and a screen masking tool. All features and options are customizable to the end user’s need or preference, and can be accessed from an easy to use, floating toolbar.
Visitors to The Town of LaSalle’s website can now download BrowseAloud, free-of-charge, from www.browsealoud.com/ca/download The application can also be used on any website that has implemented BrowseAloud.
LaSalle Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC)
The mandate of the LaSalle Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC) is to advise LaSalle Town Council on the preparation and implementation of accessibility plans in order to remove barriers for persons with disabilities and ensure that new barriers are eliminated and to promote accessibility in the community.
The LAAC meets once per month, excluding July, August and December. Below is the 2014 Meeting Schedule.
All Committee meetings are open to the public. Membership on the LAAC:
Current LAAC Membership:
Administrative Support Staff:
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