Access For Everyone

Jeanne
"Now I can get my feet wet in Grand Traverse Bay." ~Jeanne

Access for Everyone is a campaign led by local individuals to ensure EVERYONE has the ability to actively work, play, and live in our community.

This grassroots movement advocates for universal accessibility and provides solutions to break down the barriers that prevent people with disabilities from participating in our community.

Access Team: Qualified volunteers with various disabilities analyze and measure the accessibility of public spaces.  The team provides suggestions for affordable ways to remove existing barriers and create welcoming environments. If you would like to become an accessibility volunteer, click here

Disability Awareness: Disability experts provide insightful training to individuals, businesses, property management and organizations about disability decorum and inclusive environments.

Technical Assistance/Accessibility: We provide assistance and guidance to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and universal design.

LIS'N: Assists to eliminate communication barriers for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. Answers questions and provides information on effective communication with persons who are deaf. To learn more about this program, click here

Action: Community members work together to create universally accessible spaces – including parks, beaches, trails, etc.

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Current Projects:
Steve Hand CyclingPast Projects:

For more information, contact Demarie Jones at (231) 922-0903, ext. 321 or djones@disabilitynetwork.net.

Click for the Access for Everyone Brochure.

 

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Disability can occur at any age and at any moment—in fact, 80% of us will have a disability at some point in our lifetime. Your support will help us to continue promoting personal empowerment and positive social change for individuals with disabilities. For every dollar invested in Disability Network, $13 is returned to our region. Our programs boost the economy, create a more inclusive community, and offer tax savings for Michigan residents. 

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About Us

Most people equate disability with limitations. It’s our job to change the perceptions and realities that prevent people with disabilities from sharing in the community. We provide training, mentoring and referrals to help people with disabilities and their families live productive lives. We also work on a larger scale, helping governments and businesses make changes that benefit everyone in the community.

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Disability Network Northern Michigan

415 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 922-0903
Fax: (231) 922-2597

Accessibility Statement:

Disability Network Northern Michigan is committed to making its website accessible to the widest possible audience. This website has been developed to comply under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which was enacted to eliminate barriers to information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities and to encourage the development of new technologies to help achieve these goals. This law requires that all individuals with disabilities have access to information and data comparable to that which is available to individuals without disabilities.

DisabilityNetwork.org is regularly monitored to ensure that it meets the requirements of Section 508, along with the best practices outlined by the W3C’s (World Wide Web Consortium’s) Web Accessibility Initiative, specifically WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) Level A Compliance. We are diligently working to reach and maintain a higher standard of accessibility, which is Level AA Compliance of W3C’s WCAG standards. Because technology changes rapidly, this is an ongoing process.

If you experience any accessibility issues in relation to this website, please contact us. Let us know which page or item you need help with and we will provide a solution that works for you within a reasonable period of time. Questions, comments or complaints about the accessibility of our website, videos or documents can be sent to Jennifer Hutchinson at jen@disabilitynetwork.net.