The LaSalle Accessibility Advisory Committee
People with disabilities represent a significant and growing portion of our population. According to Statistics Canada, about 13.5% of the population have disabilities. In the Town of LaSalle, that represents approximately 3915 people.
The purpose of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA) is to improve opportunities for people with disabilities and to provide for their involvement in the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to full participation in Ontario life.
The Ontarians with Disabilities Act and associated Accessibility Policies are regulated through the Ministry of Citizenship.
Committee Membership Vacancy
Applications are being sought for vacancies on the ACC. Purpose of the Committee is to advise Council on accessibility matters for persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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 LAAC meets once per month, excluding July, August and December. Below is the 2013 Meeting Schedule.
All Committee meetings are open to the general public. Membership on the LAAC:
Current LAAC Membership:
Administrative Support Staff:
The LAAC compiles Quarterly Committee Activity Reports which are subsequently included in Town Council Agendas.
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