Media Alert - Fully accessible Bilingual All Candidates meeting for persons with disabilities held in the riding of Ottawa South

    OTTAWA, Sept. 25 /CNW/ -

    What:   The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), in partnership with CNIB, The
            Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario (CPA Ontario) and the
            Ontario March of Dimes (OMOD) have invited candidates in the
            riding of Ottawa South to address their constituents with the
            provision of sign language interpreting in American Sign Language
            and Langue des signes québécoise, real-time
            captioning/computerized notetaking in French and English,
            assistive listening devices, deaf-blind intervening services, and
            attendant services.

    Who:    TBA (PC)
            John Ford (Green)
            Madeleine Meilleur (Liberal)
            Edelweiss D'Andree (NDP)

    Why:    Nearly 1.5 million voters in Ontario have a disability. Although
            there have been many positive changes to the election process,
            barriers remain that prevent the full and equal political
            participation of all Ontarians before they go to the polls. This
            is the second of a series of three fully accessible All-
            Candidates meetings held in Ontario ridings - a first in a
            provincial election.

    When:   Tuesday, September 25, 2007
            7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Where:  RA Centre
            2451 Riverside Drive
            Outaouais Room B

For further information:

For further information: Philippe Ramsay,, Tel:
(613) 521-0509, Fax: (613) 521-0634

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