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Deaf-Blind Awareness Month Act, 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 34 - Bill 125

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The Bill proclaims the month of June in each year as Deaf-Blind Awareness Month.


chapter 34

An Act to proclaim
the month of June as
Deaf-Blind Awareness Month

Assented to December 21, 2000


Deaf-blindness is a unique disability that incorporates the sensory loss of both sight and hearing. Persons with this disability experience extreme isolation and the inability to access the services and information which most of us take for granted.

June is the birth month of Helen Keller, a deaf-blind person known around the world for her perseverance and achievements, and an inspiration to the deaf-blind community. It is appropriate during the month of June to celebrate the achievements of deaf-blind persons, and to recognize that increased public awareness of this disability is crucial to increase opportunities for those who live with it.

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Deaf-Blind Awareness Month

1. The month of June in each year is proclaimed as Deaf-Blind Awareness Month.


2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3. The short title of this Act is the Deaf-Blind Awareness Month Act, 2000.