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Government of Manitoba
Disabilities Issues Office

Accessibility Advisory Council

ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, APRIL 10, 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
ROOM 208, 401 YORK AVENUE

Present: Jim Derksen (Chairperson), Yvonne Peters (Vice-Chairperson),  Judy Redmond, Diane Scribe Niiganii, Chris Summerville, Lanny McInnes, Diane Driedger, Jim Baker, Doug Momotiuk, Scott Jocelyn, Karen Pirnie, John Wyndels

Absent (with regrets): Eileen Clarke

The Agenda and Minutes of the Meeting on March 26 were approved by all members without changes.

The Chairperson told Council of his meeting with the Minister and Barrier-Free Manitoba (BFM) on Thursday, March 27. The Council was briefed of the discussions that took place.
The Council began discussion on the first draft of a discussion paper. There were a number of suggestions of how to improve the paper. A re-structuring of the first sections of the paper was suggested to indicate how people should use the document and provide feedback. The drafters of the document were instructed to use simpler language in a number of sections to provide stakeholders with a better understanding of the issues being described.

The Council spoke briefly of the public consultation on Tuesday, May 8. There were still a number of issues to be confirmed.  An update to the event will be provided at the next meeting scheduled for Monday, April 23.

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