Counties wants accessibility advice
All residents in the Prescott-Russell region who use a wheelchair or scooter to run errands, a walker or a cane to go out for a stroll, the counties council wants your advice. Someone who lives or works in the region and is familiar with the problems that face people with mobility or other types of physical handicap issues, the counties council needs your ideas.
Alain Lacelle of the counties social ser- vices department is taking applications for three seats on the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) accessibility advisory committee. The UCPR has had an advisory committee on accessibility issues for several years now and needs to keep at least a minimum number of seats filled to maintain quorum voting for recommendations to pass on to the counties council.
The main responsibility for the committee is to do regular reviews of the counties’ fiveyear accessibility strategy plan and assess the progress made on dealing with accessibility needs and concerns for residents where UCPR facilities, properties, and sponsored events are concerned. But Lacelle, who chairs the advisory committee as the counties’ representative, noted that its mandate is not limited to that.
“We’ve had some discussions in the past on transportation (mobility needs),” he said, “which has been an issue.”
The committee is also available to look into human resources-related concerns for the counties, and help the UCPR ensure that job postings are open, when possible, to everyone, including those who use wheelchairs, walkers, scooters or other mobility aids.
Individuals interested in sitting on the accessibility advisory committee, call Alain Lacelle, toll-free, at 1-800-667-9825, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.