Accessibility Advisory Committee

Purpose of the Committee

To provide advice and make recommendations to Council regarding accessibility planning for Bowen Island Municipality and the Bowen Island Public Library.

Committee Members

  • Kathy Pichora-Fuller, Chair
  • Robin Burger, Vice Chair
  • Angus McTavish
  • Nick Moseley
  • Peter Williamson
  • Jessica Gladysz, Canadian Organization of Blind and DeafBlind
  • Councillor Sue Ellen Fast
  • Councillor Alex Jurgensen
  • Daniel Martin, Manager of Planning and Development (Staff Resource)
  • Tina Nielsen, Chief Librarian (Staff Resource)

To contact the Accessibility Advisory Committee, please email: aac@bimbc.ca.

Governing Documents

Terms of Reference

Video Recordings

BIM YouTube Channel

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas

Minutes

Reference Documents

Canadian Academy of Audiology: Reducing Barriers for People Living with Hearing Loss During In-Person Meetings

Canadian Standards Association (CSA): Disability Inclusion Public Policy

Pichora-Fuller, M.K. (2019). Hearing Accessibility, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders (Jack S. Damico and Martin J. Ball, eds) Vol. 2, pp. 839-840. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483380810.n282

Pichora-Fuller, M.K. (2019). Acoustic Ecology, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders (Jack S. Damico and Martin J. Ball, eds) Vol. 1, pp. 17-21. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483380810.n12

Pichora-Fuller, M.K. (2019). Listening Effort, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders (Jack S. Damico and Martin J. Ball, eds) Vol. 3, pp. 1117-1119. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483380810.n364

Canadian Website Accessibility Guidelines

Lighthouse Guild: Accessibility Guidelines for Colour Contrast and Print Legibility

Accessibility Delegations: Videos and Presentations

The Future of Hearing Accessibility: Auracast Bluetooth Hearing Aid Technology (May 6, 2024)
Jill Mecklenburger, Principal Audiologist, Global Audiology Group

Feedback Opportunities

  1. Website Form: Provide your feedback by filling out this form.
  2. Survey: Provide your feedback by filling out this fillable pdf.
  3. Phone Voicemail: 778-897-3296 (or ext. 600 to BIM’s 604-947-4255)
  4. Text Number: 778-897-0559
  5. Email Address: accessibilitygroup@bimbc.ca
  6. Mailing Address: 981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, V0N 1G2
  7. Dropbox Address: Northeast Door (on the left) at 981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, V0N 1G2