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Nominations open for accessibility awards

Accessibility Awards LogoDeadline: Sept. 26, 2016

Do you know someone in our community who is making a difference by improving accessibility in buildings, public spaces, programs, employment or services in Burlington? Recognize them with a Burlington Accessibility Award.

It’s easy to submit a nomination. Use the online form, download the accessible nomination form, come to City Hall or go to any city community centre or Burlington Public Library branch to pick up a nomination form and submit it by Sept. 26, 2016.

Launched in 2012, the Accessibility Awards recognize and celebrate those that have made significant contributions to increase access and participation of people with disabilities in Burlington.

This year, the free award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Nov.1, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made.

As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington.

The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful.

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