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Removing Barriers: Planning Meetings that are Accessible to All Participants

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  • Posted on: 04.12.2012
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North Carolina Office on Disability and Health
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This publication highlights guidelines and strategies to help organizations make their meetings accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities. The guide focuses on small and last-minute meetings to make sure that a variety of participants are included in all aspects of organizational life.

Person First Language

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  • Posted on: 04.12.2012
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Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
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This site provides suggestions of more respectful terms that may be used when referring to people who have disabilities.

ADA Checklist for New Lodging Facilities

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  • Posted on: 04.04.2012
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US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
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The Checklist contains common ADA problems identified during surveys of lodging facilities and will help you to determine if these problems exist at your lodging facility.

Accessibility--it's more than just a ramp!

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  • Posted on: 04.04.2012
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North Dakota Disability and Health Project
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North Dakota Disability and Health Project
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A guide for health care workers who plan and facilitate meetings & other health-related events.

Accessible Customer Service Practices for Hotel and Lodging Guests with Disabilities

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  • Posted on: 04.04.2012
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US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
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The hospitality industry prides itself on giving its customers a warm welcome and providing outstanding service in pursuit of high guest retention and consumer satisfaction. By extending that same level of customer service to guests who have disabilities, hotels and lodging establishments can build a clientele in a growing, diverse market that remains as yet nearly untapped.

Accessible Print Materials

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health
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Health messages should be designed for diverse audiences, including people with disabilities. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) in adherence with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that members of the general public with disabilities have communication access that is equally effective as that provided to people without disabilities. The MDPH Healthy Aging/Health and Disability Unit has developed guidelines for accessible printed health communications. These guidelines contain MDPH policies, recommended standards, and suggested websites for accessible design and print information. Additional resources for alternative communication services are also included.

A Behavioral-Health Information Program (BHIP) for Children and Adults with Disabilities: ABUSE, NEGLECT, & EXPLOITATION

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  • Posted on: 04.04.2012
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Havercamp, S.M. & Veguilla, M.
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The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) has developed health and wellness brochures to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with important information about living a healthy life. All brochures are available to download as pdfs documents. This brochure provides information on how to protect yourself from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. 

 

Checklist for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal

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  • Posted on: 04.04.2012
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US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
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Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires public accommodations to provide goods and services to people with disabilities on an equal basis with the rest of the general public. The goal is to afford every individual the opportunity to benefit from our country's businesses and services, and to afford our businesses and services the opportunity to benefit from the patronage of all Americans. This resources provides a checklist for existing facilities to follow to acheive barrier removal. 

US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Communicating With and About People with Disabilities

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National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)
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This fact sheet describes person first language and communicating with people with disabilities.

Community Action Guide

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  • Posted on: 04.04.2012
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Charles Drum, Marilyn Berndinelli, Patty Pickett-Cooper, Gloria Krahn, Willi Horner-Johnson, Brian Ritaco, Pania Wasfi
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The Community Action Guide outlines the principle underlying community engagement and strategies for successful engagement. It's a practical hands-on guide that includes step-by-step descriptions of the community engagement process, checklists for conducting successful events, toos for assessing the access in a given community. examples of how the community Engagement Initiative process has been applied.