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Appendix A – Glossary
Appendix B –Pictograms
Appendix C – List of Tools and Materials
Appendix A – Glossary Visual alarm: System that transforms sound alarms, such as ringers (doorbell, telephone) or alarms (smoke detector), into a light signal, using residential lamps or strobe lights.
Warning strip: In a colour that is a 70% contrast with the ground, or high-visibility yellow, and anti-skid, while not necessarily detectable by the foot. Warning strips are found at least on the first and last step of a stairway.
Tactile strip: With a texture that can be felt by the feet, with shoes on or with a white cane, for the visually impaired.
Curb cut: Lowered curb level to allow pedestrians to move easily from sidewalk to street.
Braille: A writing system using raised dots, for the visually impaired of whatever degree.
Service dog: Accompanies the person with a disability wherever the person goes, to compensate for certain limitations. The dog helps the person with a disability by pulling the chair, picking up objects, assuming a position to aid transfer between wheelchair and regular chair, sofa or bed.
Guide dog: Helpful for persons with a visual disability. The dog can help the person move about more easily and safely in public places, compensating for the person’s limitations.
Walker: A paramedical device that allows people to move about without the assistance of another person.
Sign language interpreter: Person who interprets one or another of the sign languages (produced by hand and body motions and facial expressions) which the hearing impaired have developed in order to communicate. Sign language fulfills all the functions of spoken language.
Oral interpreter: Professional trained to facilitate communication between hearing persons and the hearing impaired. The interpreter reproduces the exact message of the speaker, using words and phrases that are easy to lip-read.
Quebec Sign Language (QSL): Language used in the Province of Québec and in other French-speaking cities and provinces in Canada.
Lip-reading: Lip-reading consists in recognizing spoken words by the visible movement of the lips, tongue and cheeks of the speaker.
Alternate media: MP3 audio, large print, simplified language, Braille, DVD, ortograf altêrnativ (alternative spelling).
Access ramp: Sloped surface facilitating transition from one level to another.
Handicap situation: According to the Quebec classification of the Disability Creation Process, a handicap situation represents a reduction in the performance of daily activities, as a result of the interaction between personal factors and environmental factors.
Text-to-speech synthesis: computer synthesis of artificial speech from text.
Hearing assistance programs: There are three types of system to amplify sound and assist hearing:
FM system: system composed of a transmitter of a signal that is received by a personal audio player on a frequency posted at the entrance to the hall.
Infrared system: system composed of a transmitter and special wireless receivers. The user wears a receiver provided by the hall. Areas of optimal reception are marked.
Magnetic system: system composed of a telecoil placed around the hall or a section of it. The telecoil creates a magnetic field that is captured by a hearing aid or a special receiver.
Appendix B – Pictograms
A pictogram is a schematic figurative design conceived to provide some simple information for users of public places.5 The pictogram provides information to the citizen.
The Montreal community has agreed to use the following pictograms. Standardized use allows rapid transmission and comprehension of information no matter what language or reading ability. Some pictograms, including the one for intellectual disability, are still under consideration.
Pictogram should be the same height as the capital letters