"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.
Click for the Access for Everyone Brochure.