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Department of Justice (DOJ) Guide on Accessible Meetings: In 2009, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published new ADA guidance on conducting accessible and inclusive meetings. The 28-page guide, “Accessible Information Exchange:  Meeting on a Level Playing Field,” covers access to meeting sites as well as presentations, printed materials and other forms of communication. Information is provided on how to evaluate the accessibility of meeting rooms, parking, routes and entrances, and restrooms. This guidance also covers the layout of meeting spaces, accessible circulation and seating, provision of printed materials in accessible formats, and making audible communication accessible through assistive listening systems, real-time captioning, and sign language interpretation. The guide is available on DOJ’s website at [www.ada.gov/business/accessiblemtg.htm]

AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability): AHEAD is a professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. As an international resource, AHEAD addresses current and emerging issues with respect to disability, education, and accessibility to achieve universal access. [www.ahead.org]

Disability Access Symbols: The twelve symbols may be used to promote and publicize accessibility of places, programs and other activities for people with various disabilities. Developed by the Graphic Artists Guild. [www.gag.org/resources/das.php]
Partial set of accessibility symbols (Word version). [http://ada.osu.edu/documents/symbols.doc]

DisabilityInfo.gov: For information on US Federal Programs, Services and resources to Employers, Americans with Disabilities and their families
[www.disability.gov]

Designs 4 Dignity: Designs for Dignity was initiated in the belief that human beings are entitled to, and nurtured by, living and working within creative environments.

Recognizing that constrained budgets of many non-profit organizations often preclude a comfortable and supportive physical environment, we transform existing non-profit spaces through Pro Bono design services and in-kind donations.
[www.designsfordignity.org]

 

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