Progress is being made as Perth County works to remove barriers for people with disabilities. That’s according to Accessibility Coordinator Mary Anne Melanson who says many improvements have already been made, more are in the works and a five-year plan is being developed.
Melanson made the comments after Paralympic gold medalist and Rick Hansen Foundation Ambassador Chris Daw made a presentation to County Council Thursday. The visit was an early kick-off to National Accessibility Awareness Week which will be recognized from May 27th to June 2nd.
Some low key activities will be held that week but Melanson suggests the County, St. Marys and Stratford are planning a big event for 2013.
Paralympic Gold Medalist and Rick Hanson Foundation Ambassador Chris Daw made a presentation to Perth County Council in Stratford Thursday morning. He stuck around to chat with members of the local Accessibility Advisory Committee. It was part of an early local kick-off to National Accessibility Awareness Week which will be held from May 27th through June 2.