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The Regional Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC)

Durham Regional Council implemented the creation of a Regional Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) in 2002, in an effort to ensure Regional programs and services are delivered in a way that preserves the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

The work of this 11 member committee (10 community members and one Regional Councillor) brings a real sense of commitment and achievement to the accessibility planning process. Made up of dedicated volunteers from across our region, the majority of members are persons with disabilities who bring first-hand experience and expertise on the subject matter.

The primary role of the AAC is to review and provide input on accessibility planning, including the review of facility site plans. This group, which reports in the Finance & Administration Committee, advises Durham Regional Council accordingly on accessibility matters related to the identification, removal and prevention of barriers.

The AAC is complemented by the Region's internal staff working group, which has been in place since 2003. This group meets on a regular basis, in an effort to strategize and plan for accessibility matters.

Learn when the AAC meets again by visiting the Meetings Calendar section of our website.