Burlington drew more than 200 citizens to their first ever Accessibility Awards event. The winners were chosen by the public for the accomplishments they had in improving local accessibility for people with disabilities. The Accessibility Awards were categorized based on the contributions in the respective fields: Employment, Customer Service, Recreation, and Volunteering.
The featured speaker, Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor David Onley, verbalized his appreciation to the winners for their commitment to helping society. A tireless champion of disability rights, Governor Onley was quoted on Burlington’s progress as saying, “Burlington has provided a great example of how a city should band together to better the lives of every individual citizen”.
For more information on the awards, go to: < a href="http://www.thespec.com/community/article/735068--16-honoured-at-burlington-s-first-accessibility-awards"> Burlington's first accessibility awards