January 28, 2004

Forum looks at technology for people with disabilities

NEWMARKET – The number of people with disabilities is expected to increase to 20% of the population by 2020.  This Human Services Planning Coalition (HSPC) forum, hosted by Jennifer Harrison of Rogers Television, looks at technology that is available to help people with disabilities. 
WHEN: Friday, January 30 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Rogers Television, 395A Mulock Drive, Newmarket.
• Jo-Ann Bentley and Rita Di Giovanni, Accessibility Consultants, Canadian Hearing Society
• Josie Quinn, High Technology Consultant, Canadian National Institute for the Blind
• Cordelia Abankwa-Harris, Director of Policy and Program Support, Community Services and Housing, York Region
• Donald Gordon, General Manager, York Region Transit
This is the 6th free session in HSPC’s inFORUM YORK’s “Ages of Majority” series discussing issues affecting youth and seniors.
Contact:  Wendy Lewis, Corporate Communications Services, York Region
   -(905) 830-4444 or (416) 297-9696, ext. 1238

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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