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Local Groups Get Money To Improve Accessibility

Friday February 13th, 2015, 12:49pm


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Three local community groups are receiving more than $83,906 from the Enabling Accessibility Fund to improve accessibility for Canadians with disabilities.

The North American Black Historical Museum is receiving $48,356 to create an accessible exhibit. The proposed project consists of installing accessible flooring, enhancing lighting, and accessible signage and audio equipment for the visually and hearing impaired.

Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario is receiving $30,550 for a safe and accessible transit entrance and parking area.

Family Services Windsor-Essex is receiving $5,000 for automatic door openers and accessible washrooms fixtures.

Essex MP Jeff Watson  presented the money this morning.

“The Government of Canada is creating opportunities for Canadians with disabilities through support for these local projects. Thanks to organizations such as these who care about accessibility, we are eliminating barriers and we’re helping to bring workers, employers and communities together,” Watson said.


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