Stop by A4A Spokane table at Unity In The Community

Saturday, August 18, Access 4 All Spokane will be at Unity in the Community, 10:00 to 4:00 at Spokane Riverfront Park.

This is our fourth year celebrating accessibility and disability friendliness at the Inland Northwest’s largest annual multi-cultural event.

Stop by. Say “Hi!”. Introduce your friends.

Hope to see you there!

Here is a picture from our first Unity in the Community event in 2015.

Image is of four people next to an A4A Spokane table display under a canopy.
Access 4 All Spokane members Jude Cormier, Bryan Branson, Dave Reynolds, Alisa Rudolph, and Casey the Dog Guide under the 2015 A4A Spokane exhibit table.

Celebrate the 28th Anniversary of the ADA with our Advocacy For All Workshop

Thursday, July 26, is the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Even though A4A Spokane and our Spokane County Accessible Community Advisory Committee are taking a summer break from out regular meetings, we will be celebrating this important landmark by presenting our Advocacy For All Workshop.

This is an interactive event. Together we will explore ways to work collaboratively toward long-term solutions where everybody wins!

July 26, 2018
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute
Room 200
711 S. Cowley, Spokane

No charge. Snacks provided.


To RSVP, contact:
Dave Reynolds, Coordinator
Access 4 All Spokane
509-216-2611
dave@access4allspokane.org
www.Access4AllSpokane.org
www.Facebook.com/Access4AllSpokane

“Celebrating and encouraging accessible and disability-friendly places, services, and events across Spokane County”

A4A Spokane on KXLY Radio 920 am!

Sunday morning, May 20, at 5:30 a.m., Deb Wolfer, Spokane County’s Accessible Community Advisory Committee Chair, and Dave Reynolds, Access 4 All Spokane Coordinator, will be featured on “Breaking Through”, a brand-spanking new talk radio show hosted by Don Gillespie from Northwest Center in the Spokane Valley.

Click here to listen to live streaming on KXLY 920.

For those of you who will not be able to listen to the show on KXLY or the website — for whatever reason — we will post the transcript next week.

 

Help us spread disability-friendliness here at home — Jan 19 or Jan 22

You have two more chances this month to help
Access 4 All Spokane
spread disability
friendliness across Spokane County.

“Making Welcome” is Access 4 All Spokane’s 3-hour interactive session on how to interact confidently with people that have disabilities, particularly in customer service situations.

The class is FREE! We’ll bring snacks, cool water, hot coffee and maybe even some cocoa. So you can just relax and join our conversation.

Jan. 19 (Friday) 6pm-9pm; West Central Community Center, Newton Lounge (1603 N. Belt); OR
Jan. 22 (Monday) 8am-11am; St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Rm. # 200 (711 S. Cowley)

* You might be surprised at the number of people with disabilities (tens of thousands, really) who live, work, learn, worship, play, shop, dine and spend their money in our area.
* You’ll learn why many people feel ‘awkward’ when interacting with customers that have disabilities.
* We’ll discuss how disability-friendly customer service is a “win-win” for customers, visitors, business, public services, and our entire community.
* And you’ll leave with the nuts & bolts about disability-aware etiquette, respectful language, and customer service tips — from local experts who really know their stuff.

To RSVP or request accommodations:
Dave Reynolds, Coordinator
Access 4 All Spokane
509-216-2611
Dave@Access4AllSpokane.org

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD THROUGH YOUR NETWORKS!.

And thank you for all you do to make our area more accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities.

This Access 4 All Spokane project is possible through funding from Spokane County
and the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment

Access 4 All
Spokane

320 E. Second Avenue
Spokane, Washington 99202
Phone: 509-216-2611
Dave@Access4AllSpokane.org
Dave
Reynolds, Coordinator

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Is Access 4 All Spokane on your Giving Tuesday list?

The Arc of Spokane (a 501c3 non-profit) is the fiscal agent for Access 4 All Spokane. Your financial contributions are tax-deductible.

There are two ways to financially support Access 4 All Spokane:

1) BY MAIL
Send a check or money order. Be sure to write “Access 4 All Spokane” on the memo line. Mail your gift to:

The Arc of Spokane
attn: Access 4 All Spokane
320 E. 2nd Ave.
Spokane, WA  99202-1402

2) ON-LINE**
Click here to donate with a credit or debit card through The Arc of Spokane’s data-secure portal.
**Important!!! Under “Designation” be sure to select “Access 4 All Spokane” from the drop-down list! This way your contribution will go directly to Access 4 All Spokane.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to celebrate and encourage accessible and disability-friendly places, services and events in our area!

Access 4 All Spokane — Nov. 16 Agenda

Access 4 All Spokane logo

MEETING AGENDA 

Date: November 16, 2017
1:30 pm — 3:00 pm
1206 & 1212 N. Howard St., Spokane, WA 99201
Nexus Inland NW/Lilac Services for the Blind Conference Room

Mission: To celebrate and encourage accessible and disability-friendly places, services and events across Spokane County

  1. Introduction of members and guests
  2. Reading of preamble and ground rules
  3. Timekeeper, Microphone runner
  4. Guest Speakers
  5. Review of October 26th meeting minutes
  6. Committee reports:
    – Parks Accessibility Workgroup
    – WorkSource Accessibility Workgroup
    – Grand and 31st/32nd accessibility/safety concern
  7. Coordinator Report
  8. Old business
  9. New business
  10. Announcements (time permitting)
  11. Adjourn

NOTICE: Because of coming Christmas celebration, our next monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, same location. May you all enjoy your Thanksgiving, Christmas and Happy New Year and come back with a renewed spirit to continue promoting our mission!

For the comfort and health of others, please refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other fragrances. We make every effort to have our meetings be accessible to all members and guests. Please let us know as early in advance as possible if you need specific accommodations to participate in this meeting. Contact Dave Reynolds at 509-789-8779

Open letter to businesses re: snow removal

Hello,

We are asking for your help to make the Spokane area safer and more disability-friendly to tens of thousands of residents, visitors and customers that have physical disabilities.

Our message: Please pay extra attention this season to making sure parking spaces reserved for motorists with disabilities are fully cleared of snow and ice.

You’d be surprised how many parking lots last winter actually had snow piled onto those blue or white wheelchair symbols and access stripes! Some had dangerous patches of ice in those spaces and on the sidewalks going into the buildings.

Chances are you and your business has been working hard to keep snow and ice out of those (formerly known as ‘handicapped’) spaces and walkways.

If you have been, thank you so much for doing that.

Access 4 All Spokane is a team of local individuals and organizations that work together to celebrate and encourage accessibility and welcomeness for people with all sorts of disabilities and ages.

We want you to know we pay attention and we appreciate your thoughtfulness and efforts.

Gratefully,

Access 4 All Spokane

“Celebrating and encouraging accessible and disability-friendly places, services, and events across Spokane County”
www.Access4AllSpokane.org