Councillor Walter Benotto
Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the Month at the Town Hall in Council Chambers, commence at 7:00 pm and are open to the public.
For more information regarding the Accessibility Award Progarm Please Click Here
Minutes - 2014
On June 7th 2010, the Accessibility Advisory Committee for the Town of Shelburne launched their Civic Accessibility Award Program. For more information regarding the award program please Click Here
Front Row: Marie - Melissa Kelly's Grandmother, Debbie Harrison - Member of the AAC Committee, Donna Proctor - Member of the AAC Committee, Barbara Kelly - Melissa's Mother
Back Row: Mayor Crewson, Councilor Walter Benotto - member of the AAC Committee, Mike Kelly - Melissa's Father and Diane Gallinger - Chair of the Accessibility Advisory Committee (Absent: Jennifer Mikulik)
The Shelburne Public Library received the Excellence in Accessibility Award from the Town of Shelburne Accessibility Advisory Committee during the regular Council meeting held September 23, 2013 for their Daisy (Digital Access Information System) Reader Program. A reading program to assist those that have difficulty reading print because of a visual, physical or learning disability.
In partnership with the CNIB, the Shelburne Public Library is able to provide DAISY talking books for patrons with “print disabilities” such as blindness, vision impairment, or dyslexia.
Donations from residents and organizations within the Town of Shelburne assisted the Library with implementing the program and continue to assist with funding the program on a regular basis. Currently the Library has 104 talking books that are being rented each month and have over 200 titles available. The DAISY Reader Program has also assisted local children with learning disabilities through their TD Summer Reading Program.
Cathy Earle gladly volunteers her time every week visiting the seniors’ at Shelburne Residence and Dufferin Oaks promoting the DAISY Reader Program….”the seniors’ love it, they get so excited when they see me”….
For more information regarding the DAISY Reader Program please contact the Shelburne Public Library (519) 925- 2168 or visit their website www.shelburnelibrary.ca
The Town of Shelburne Accessibility Advisory Committee would like to announce, the submission from Shelburne Primary Eye Care for the Civic Accessibility Award Program was selected for the “Exceptional Achievement in Access” award.
Their new office was clearly designed to accommodate the diverse needs of all of their patients.
They have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to accessibility with the construction of the new office and have provided precedence and standards for other business owners to follow, for that the Accessibility Advisory Committee would like to congratulate them.