Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Accommodation Effort in Ontario

In the next 3 years, Ontario wants all section of city government to make information available in ASL and other means of communication such as Braille. Candidates for municipal offices would also be required to provide campaign material in forms that are accessible to those with difficulty hearing or seeing. The price tag is about $3 million. The government is gathering comments on the plan. One part of the effort that is not clear, is whether interpreters will be required at city council meetings and public events like festivals.