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Volunteers Wanted for Accessibility Committee

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Volunteer Opportunity: Interregional Advisory Committee for Library Accessibility

We want your thoughts on accessibility.

Are you looking to make a difference in your community? Why not consider serving as a volunteer member of the newly formed Interregional Advisory Committee for Library Accessibility [IACLA]? The Interregional Advisory Committee for Library Accessibility will provide advice to the Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL), Cape Breton Regional Library (CBRL), Colchester East Hants Public Library (CEHPL), Cumberland Public Libraries (CPL), and Western Counties Regional Library (WCRL) on identifying, preventing and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in programs, services, initiatives and facilities. The committee will play a pivotal role in helping the participating regional libraries become accessible, and in compliance with Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act (2017).

With your help, we will develop an accessibility plan that will make our libraries a place for everyone.

At least one half of the members of the advisory 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.

Find the online application form here. Printable applications are available here.   

The deadline for applications is November 30, 2020. Your completed application may be submitted by mail, in person, or by email to:Address:Interregional Advisory Committee for Library Accessibilityc/o Annaplis Valley Regional Library Administration OfficePO Box 510236 Commercial StreetBerwick, Nova ScotiaCanadaB0P 1E0 

E-mail: amathieu@valleylibrary.ca  Subject line: Interregional Advisory Committee for Library Accessibility

For more information:

Our Terms of Reference.

Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Directorate.