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 District A-16 Accessibility Awareness Committee

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Since 2017, when the Accessibility Committee was created, we have been working hard to bring Awareness to Disability and Accessibility issues.

 

“Our mission is to promote Lionism by ensuring that it is accessible to everyone by removing barriers for those who face visible and non-visible challenges and by creating a culture of inclusion and acceptance.”

 

One of the main purposes of the Accessibility Awareness Committee is to make sure that District A-16 is fully accessible by the standards of the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) which is a statue enacted in 2005 by the government of Ontario.  The purpose is to improve accessibility for Ontarians with a physical and medical disability to all public establishments by 2025.

 

We have compiled some Tips that you can access for the following topics:

 

1. The Mission Statement

2. The Accessibility Logo

3. Disabilities

4. The Accessible Lion

5. Tips on Vision Loss

6. Tips on Hearing Loss

7. Tips on Non-Visible Disabilities

8. Tips on Dietary Considerations

9. Tips on Service Dogs

10. Club Self-Evaluation Check List

11. FAQ's

 

Implementing some of these Tips in your clubs is a first step to being a more accessible Lions Club.

 

Today, I am pleased to announce that the Accessibility Committee has created a Brochure called “Did You Know” that will give you a better understanding on Disabilities and Accessibility Issues.  A Digital copy of the brochure can be downloaded below.

 

Accessibility Awareness Brochure

 

If anyone would like assistance and recommendations to improve your club facility, i.e. physical barriers such as ramps, lighting, accessible bathrooms etc. The Accessibility Committee would be happy to work with you.

 

The Accessibility Committee is making sure District A-16 is doing our part.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

Yours in Lionism,

 

Lion Khrisstina Engel

District A-16 Accessibility Committee Chairperson

Email Address: kengel@lionsa16.com

Phone Number: 905-252-7004