On Sept. 20, the Library received the 2016 Durham Region Accessibility Award, for the Town of Ajax, presented to individuals and/or businesses that have shown a strong commitment to accessible service delivery.
The Town of Ajax’s Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) nominated the Library because of its continued efforts to go above and beyond legislative requirements to ensure that its services are accessible, and foster inclusion, for all Ajax community members.
These services include:
- Accessible Equipment
- Books on Wheels
- Accessible Collections
- Programs & Partnerships
- Wheelchair Accessibility at all Branches
- Hearing Assistance at Main Branch
- TEXTNET Communication
- Inclusive Toy Library
Click here for more information on any of these collections or services.
The Town’s AAC stated:
“The Town of Ajax Accessibility Advisory Committee is grateful for the opportunity to work with the Ajax Public Library and provide continued feedback on its accessibility initiatives. As a community hub, promoting and prioritizing accessibility demonstrates the Ajax Public Library’s worthiness of consideration for the Regional Accessibility Award and stands as a true accessibility trailblazer in the Durham Region!”
“It is an honour to be recognized with this award,” said Donna Bright, Chief Librarian and Executive Officer. “The Library’s Board trustees and staff are committed to ensuring that all residents feel welcomed and respected in our branches. It is very rewarding that our efforts to provide collections, services and facilities that are accessible to everyone in our community have been acknowledged by the members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee.”
Photo: Donna Bright (left) receives the award from Mari-Lynn Cordahi, Chair of the Regional Accessibility Advisory Committee