*Please note the following requirements for attendees of the in-person event*
• Masks will be required.
• Proof of vaccination and ID will be required if attending the event in-person at Paul O’Regan Hall and the viewing locations at Tantallon and Musquodoboit Harbour.
• Provincial COVID regulations Coronavirus (COVID-19): vaccine
Instructions for Joining in Zoom
1. Call to Order and Opening Remarks – Andrew Taylor, Chair, Accessibility Advisory Committee
2. Staff Overview of Accessibility Successes and Challenges
• Melissa Myers, Accessibility Advisor, Office of Diversity & Inclusion/African Nova Scotian Affairs Integration Office [PDF]
• Darren Young, Acting Director, Corporate Facility Design and Construction, Corporate & Customer Services [PDF]
• Kim Jollimore, Director, Customer Contact Centers, Corporate & Customer Services [PDF]
• Cheryl Chappel, Supervisor, Customer Support & Engagement, Halifax Transit [PDF]
• Steve York, Superintendent, Road Operations and Construction, Transportation and Public Works [PDF]
• Cassady Yochoff and Jennifer Fischer, Inclusion and Accessibility Specialists, Parks & Recreation [PDF]
3. Feedback, Input, Questions and Comments from the Public
• 1 speaker at a time
• Please keep comments limited to 3 minutes or less if attending from Paul O’Regan Hall
• Speaker to provide name and community/organization for the record
• If attending from Paul O’Regan Hall, please use the microphone so everyone can hear you
• Questions submitted virtually in Zoom will be asked on residents’ behalf by a staff member at Paul O’Regan Hall
• Respect all points of view and opinions expressed
• If you wish to be contacted by staff for follow up after the meeting, leave your name and contact information on a contact sheet at the side table of Paul O’Regan Hall, or with staff members at the Tantallon or Musquodoboit Harbour Libraries
• Questions submitted virtually requiring follow up will be addressed by email
4. Closing Comments - Andrew Taylor, Chair, Accessibility Advisory Committee
5. Adjournment – 8:30 p.m.
Sighted guides will be available at all in-person locations. ASL Interpretation and CART Captioning Services will be available at Paul O’Regan Hall and livestreamed to Zoom and YouTube.
During the public participation portion of the event, questions from the audience will be facilitated both from the floor of Paul O’Regan Hall and virtually in Zoom. To attend this event virtually and submit your questions live, registration is required.
Attending at Paul O’Regan Hall:
If you wish to speak during the public participation portion of the meeting, please keep your comments to 3 minutes or less, so that everyone has an opportunity to have a turn. As a safety precaution against COVID-19, microphones will be brought directly to residents and held by staff while you ask your question. If you do not wish to speak during the meeting, you can write down your questions or comments to be read aloud by staff. A volunteer at the side table can assist with writing if needed. If you wish to be contacted by staff for follow up after the meeting, leave your name and contact information at the side table so they can get in touch with you.
Attending at the Tantallon or Musquodoboit Harbour Libraries:
If you wish to ask a question during the public participation portion of the meeting, please write your question, name, and contact information on a question sheet (provided at the door) and give to the staff member at your viewing location. The staff member will input your question into Zoom, and your question will be asked from the floor at Paul O’Regan Hall. Staff at each of these locations can assist with writing as needed. If you wish to be contacted by staff for follow up after the meeting, leave your name and contact information at the side table so they can get in touch with you.
Attending Virtually in Zoom:
If you wish to join the Town Hall virtually and ask a question during the public participation portion of the meeting, please register to attend the event in Zoom. Please include your name at the beginning of your question. Instructions for submitting your question in the Q&A function in Zoom will be provided on the day of the Town Hall. A staff member will ask your question on your behalf from the floor at Paul O’Regan Hall. While residents can ask more than one question, preference will be given to those who are asking a question for the first time.
Minutes are being taken from this meeting and will be available online next month after approval from the Committee. The information being collected will inform a future report from the Accessibility Advisory Committee to the Executive Standing Committee.
The meeting will end promptly at 8:30 p.m. to meet Access-A-Bus bookings. As many people suffer from allergies to scented products, meeting participants should avoid wearing strongly scented perfumes.
For further information please visit the Accessibility Town Hall Webpage, or contact Annie Sherry, Legislative Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.