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Access for All Strives for Equality

Access for All Strives for Equality
Posted at 1:46 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 13:46:29-04

As we are closing in on the ADA reaching 30 years as law, we are constantly striving to continue the work to make our world more accessible.

Access for All is a project aimed towards recognizing a business’ good faith efforts towards being accessible and assisting to reduce a person’s fear of the unknown when venturing somewhere new in Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale Counties. Surveys on accessibility were conducted at businesses where people would typically spend their discretionary money and time, resulting in a searchable online database ( of the three counties along with their businesses and accessibility features. After creating the program and the accessibility criteria, disAbility Connections partnered with University of Michigan students to create a searchable website. The website acts as the interface between the survey results and people searching businesses to ‘know before they go’ regarding how accessible the Entrance, Parking, Seating, and Restrooms are at the location. Please watch the video U of M created to learn about the program, our partnership, and read the article they wrote as well.

What’s next? City and County parks to be surveyed and added to the database.