All of us benefit from full access to community amenities.
But some of us experience barriers to access when front-line staff and service providers are unsure how to interact effectively with their customers and clients who have communication, mobility, and sensory differences.
The Community Access Team, formed in January 2020, aimed to improve access to community businesses and organizations by helping business leaders and front-line staff learn how to present their goods and services in an accessible way, and by recognizing those that serve people of all abilities well.
Shortly after the Team was formed, Covid interrupted its efforts. Until we reconvene, we have turned our efforts toward communications access. To encourage accessible communication with people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing, we have distributed clear face masks to businesses and service providers, and we are offering the clear masks for sale on our website. In early 2021 we are talking with partners about the possibility of offering workshops on accessible digital communications.
Please join us! Fill out the form below to receive notice of Community Access Team meetings and updates on our work.