Library seeks volunteers for accessibility committee
A group of six regional libraries is seeking volunteers to sit on its Library Accessibility Committee to help identify, prevent and eliminate barriers in its libraries.
Committee members will provide guidance to Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Cape Breton Regional Library, Colchester-East Hants Public Library, Cumberland
For a downloadable application visit:
• Western Counties Regional Library website’s 'Work at the Library' page online: westerncounties.ca/
Public Libraries, Eastern Counties Regional Library and Western Counties Regional Library.
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• Applications can be dropped of at any branch of Western Counties Regional Library
• Or sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
pivotal role in helping these libraries become accessible and in compliance with Nova Scotia's Accessibility Act, which was passed in 2017 to make Nova Scotia inclusive and barrier-free by 2030.
“With the help of committee volunteers, our libraries will develop an accessibility plan that will make our libraries a place for everyone,” says Erin Comeau, executive director of Western Counties Regional Library. “We recognize the value of first-voice input from people with disabilities.”
At least one-half of the members of the committee must have a disability or represent an organization that represents people with disabilities.
Disability includes a physical, mental, intellectual, learning or sensory impairment – including an episodic disability –that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders an individual's full and effective participation in society.
The deadline to apply is Aug. 31. Online applications can be found here: https://valleylibrary.ca/ Accessibility-Committee/.