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Accessibility Working Group Survey, City of Victoria

Greetings from the City of Victoria,

The Accessibility Working Group (AWG), a City Council working group, was brought together to consider the needs of persons with a diverse range of disabilities including, but not limited to, physical, sensory, developmental, learning and mental health challenges. The AWG aims to recommend solutions which best meet the “wants” of all without compromising the “needs” of any.

If you are a person with a disability, and live in or visit the City of Victoria, you are invited to complete the following survey:

Accessibility Working Group Survey, City of Victoria.

The aim of the survey is to determine the accessibility barriers persons with disabilities face when travelling, shopping, working, living, and playing in Victoria. The AWG recognizes that accessibility challenges do not stop at municipal boundaries, but for the purposes of this survey, the AWG would like to hear about your experiences within the City of Victoria.

If you are unable to complete the survey yourself, you may have someone assist you. If you are assisting an individual with a disability to complete this survey, please indicate the answers of the person you are assisting.

Privacy Information and Considerations:
Please do not provide your name and address or any other personal information that identifies yourself or other individuals. Personal information that is submitted will be treated as though the City has received your consent to disclose it to the Mayor and Council, appropriate staff and the public. If you require further information about this survey, please contact

Information about the Accessibility Working Group can be found on the City website here.

Brad Dellebuur
Manager, Transportation
Engineering and Public Works
City of Victoria
1 Centennial Square, Victoria BC V8W 1P6

T 250.361.0325 F 250.361.0311

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GTT Nanaimo, Downtown Public Library Tour, Talking Books, Outreach Services, January 28, 2017

Join the CCB and NOVI for this fabulous presentation of the Public Libraries Talking Book and outreach services, and engage in a lively discussion on the many ways of accessing reading material, from portable and desktop talking book machines, to video magnifying systems for large print, and smart phone applications to access both print and audio book titles.

See the attached poster for more info, and join us at the Vancouver Island Regional Library, Nanaimo Downtown, 90 Commercial Street from 10:00 AM until approximately 12:00 Noon. This meeting will be followed by a walk to a local downtown restaurant for lunch and further discussion with those who can attend.

For more information contact Albert Ruel at 250-240-2343, or