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Constantly taking steps to increase inclusivity

The City of Pointe-Claire would like to highlight the Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées (Quebec Disabled Persons Week) on the theme of Contribuer à 100% (Contributing 100%), as well as spotlight the activities offered by the City.

In order to promote accessibility to citizens and employees, the City is pleased to be able to count on the presence of an Accessibility Committee, which will encourage better understanding of the reality of people living with disabilities, and, as a result, target its actions to improve universal accessibility in the city, in our actions and our projects.

To facilitate access to Council meetings, whether as a live broadcast or recording, they are nowclosed-captioning. In addition, assistive listening devices are available for people who have difficulty hearing well in the Council Chamber.

Note that over the past year, the City has integrated an accessibility settings tool on the website that allows people to adjust the site according to their accessibility profile.

Remember that the City is a partner organization of the Companion Leisure Card (CAL) for all its programs and activities. Offered year round, this free pass allows the accompanying person to participate free of charge in activities in which the person with a disability takes part.

The library, for its part, has created five bilingual activity kits for people living with cognitive disorders. The kits are all different and allow people with cognitive disabilities and those accompanying them to take part in stimulating activities.

In addition, so that everyone enjoys the summer, three adapted tables will be set up in as many parks and green spaces. A reminder that the docks of the Baie-de-Valois Nautical Centre are accessible to people with reduced mobility. For reservations, call 514-630-1256.

To mark this week, activity booklets on friendship and inclusion will be distributed at the Aquatic Centre, at the Sports Centre, as well as the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre. Parents and children can use this booklet to become aware of the importance and benefits of inclusion for everyone.

For more information on the Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées, visit the website of the Office des personnes handicapées du Québec by clicking here (French only).

Information: 514-630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca