Thursday, April 13, 2023 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom. Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom codes if you wish to attend an upcoming meeting.
Established in 1994, the Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee (BAAC) is a committee made up of community volunteers and reports to City Council through the Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services Committee. The BAAC provides advice on the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to people with disabilities in the municipality's by-laws, policies, programs and services. The BAAC works in partnership with the City to create the Multi-Year Corporate Accessibility Plan and advises the City on accessibility issues, not only to help remove existing barriers but also to prevent new barriers from being created. It provides input to staff and Council about matters of accessibility. All site plans submitted to the City, including those of the private sector, are reviewed by the BAAC to make sure accessibility is considered before a building is constructed or modified. Members are available to speak to your organization about accessibility, welcoming people with disabilities into your workplace or business, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and its regulations. The Committee is a requirement by law through the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. For any additional information, please see www.Burlington.ca/accessibility. Please note Advisory Committees are not webcasted. There is no link to a video at HTML- Minutes and Video.