Accessibility

#captionTHIS Movement

June 06, 2012

Like many people around the world, we get our current news, breaking news, and critical information through the internet.Read More

Closing the Gap - Making Exercise Accessible

May 29, 2012

May is Physical Fitness month. These days, physical fitness is on everyone’s mind.Read More

Accessible Mental Health Services are Coming to Missouri

May 15, 2012

Accessible Mental Health services are coming to Missouri for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People.Read More

A Little Financial Help For Home Modifications Can Go A Long Way

May 04, 2012

On May 1, advocates from across Missouri joined together for a rally to encourage the Missouri legislature to support Read More

Accessible Swimming Pools: It’s not Just About Swimming

April 30, 2012

Congress is currently considering two bills (H.R. 4200 and H.R.Read More

Working to Make ALL Elections Accessible

April 30, 2012

On April 24, 2012  Read More

Community Advocates Go “In the Field” to Increase Accessibility Awareness

March 26, 2012

If you have ever stepped, or rolled, out your front door only to be confronted with physical barriers and community members who are not well-versed in the ADA accessibility requirements, our Community Advocates know exactly how you feel. We are a volunteer group that meets weekly to train in self-advocacy and disability rights and promote enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  We visit public places to survey their accessibility and assess their willingness to provide reasonable accommodation.

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Creating Accessible 9-1-1 Systems

March 26, 2012

On Wednesday August 17, 2011, the Missouri House of Representatives’ Interim Committee on 9-1-1 Accessibility had a public hearing.  I was able to testify in favor of accessible 9-1-1 system for all people.  The people before me testified mainly about the infrastructure of 911 system, comparing the difference between basic 911, enhanced 911, Phase 1 911, Phase 2 and IP-Compatible 911 PSAPs. They also talked about revenue: surcharge, sales taxes, tariff tax. They were recommending imposing tariff taxes on wireless plan. 

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9-1-1 Day at the Capitol

March 26, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interpreter Shortage in Schools

March 26, 2012

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