The Gordon and Arbie Holnbeck Awards are presented each year to a person or persons who have enhanced the quality of life for people with disabilities through volunteer work in our community. This year, the Holnbeck Award was presented to Peter Bascan. The Holnbeck Appreciation Award recipients were Joyce Fee and Alec Denys. Appreciation award… Continue Reading 2012 Holnbeck Award Ceremony
The Buildings Committee recently acted as a consultant for the Peterborough Community Housing Development Corporation (PCHDC). This corporation acquires older homes and renovates them to provide affordable accommodation. The house at 218 Wolfe St. is barrier-free and accommodates an individual with mobility problems on the 1st. floor and hearing impaired family on 2nd floor. CPD… Continue Reading Barrier-Free Accommodation
Bus Hailing Kits will contain cards that are brailled and have large numbers corresponding to the bus numbers of City transit routes. At bus stops, individuals will display their card to transit operators, showing the number of the desired route. The appropriate bus will stop for pick-up. They would also be used at the Terminal… Continue Reading Bus Hailing Kits
Pay and Display parking has been installed in most of the downtown area. Blue Hooded parking meters retained for people with disabilities will be lowered.
Bell/Strobe fire alarms have been installed in all City-owned and operated facilities.
Recreation Committee sponsored Curling workshops at the Peterborough Curling Club. Since then a Wheelchair Curling Club has been established.
Upon the advice of the Accessible Transportation Committee, Audible traffic signals were installed downtown and a few other selected locations. These signals are a safety feature for persons who are blind or have low vision. More intersections with audible traffic signals are currently planned. CNIB presented a Certificate of Merit to the CPD in recognition… Continue Reading Audible Traffic Signals
The Recreation Committee reviewed City of Peterborough playgrounds to ensure appropriate accessibility to splash pools.