Port Hope, Ontario resident, Selena Forsyth, gives of her time to make her town accessible for people with disabilities.
“Ms. Forsyth is Port Hope’s Accessibility Advisory Committee chairwoman and since 2004, the committee, through its ‘Access for All’ activities, has increased awareness of barriers people with visible and invisible disabilities in the community face each day. Its goal is creation of an environment that offers people with disabilities the same opportunities as those offered the able-bodied. Improvements initiated through council’s annual participation in the event exercises have helped make Port Hope one of the most accessible towns in Ontario, she says.”
Walk a mile in her shoes. Northumberland News. The Independent. June 05, 2011.