Access For Everyone

Access for Everyone

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.

Disability Awareness

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

If you would like to learn more about Access for Everyone or Disability Awareness, please connect with Demarie Jones.

Demarie Jones, Community Resource Specialist, Information and Assistance
231 922 0903 ext. 321

 

Technical Assistance/Accessibility

We provide assistance and guidance to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and universal design.

Access and Action Team

Community members work together to create universally accessible public spaces – including parks, beaches and trails. The team provides suggestions for affordable ways to remove existing barriers and create welcoming environments.

If you would like to learn more about Assistance/Accessibility and Access/Action, please connect with Alanna Lahey.

Alanna Lahey, Independent Living Specialist – Inclusion and Access
231 922 0903 ext. 313

 

LIS'N

Local Interpreter Services Network 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, please connect with Thomas Hoxsie.

Thomas Hoxsie, Deaf Services Coordinator 
Office/Scheduling 231 932 2418 
Cell/Text 231 342 0098
Voice/Video Phone 231 252 0521

 

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 World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative, specifically (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 World Wide Web Consortium’s 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 info@disabilitynetwork.net.

 

Past Projects

Charlevoix Accessible Kayak Launch

Elk Rapids Accessible Kayak Launch

Wilderness State Park Beach

Camp Daggett

Camp Petosega Beach

Clinch Park Beach

Bryant Park Beach

Greilickville Harbor Park Beach

State Theatre Access for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Individuals

Petoskey State Park Beach

Veterans Memorial Park Beach

Whiting Park Beach

Zorn Beach

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

Click for the Access for Everyone Brochure.

Disability Network Northern Michigan

415 East Eighth Street
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 922-0903