We are asking for your help this season to make our area safer and more welcoming for tens of thousands of your neighbors, visitors and customers that have disabilities.
Our message: Please pay extra attention to making sure parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities are fully cleared of snow and ice.
You’d be surprised how many parking lots in previous winters 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 and walkways going into the buildings.
Chances are you and your employees have worked hard to keep snow and ice out of those (formerly known as “handicapped”) accessible spaces and walkways.
If you have been doing that, thank you so much.
Access 4 All Spokane is a team of local leaders that work together to celebrate and encourage accessibility and disability friendliness for people with all sorts of disabilities and ages. We want you to know we do pay attention and we appreciate your thoughtfulness and efforts regarding this important safety issue.
Alisa Rudolph and Dave Reynolds, co-founders of Access 4 All Spokane, will appear as guest on KYRS Radio’s SOS-Spokane program, Thursday, October 4, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Pacific Time). Go to http://kyrs.org and click on the “Listen” button or tune in to 88.1 AM or 92.3 FM.
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
711 S. Cowley, Spokane
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.
Kudos to City of Spokane for putting together this public service video on the importance of accessible parking, and for featuring Brett A. Bunge, a new member of the Spokane County Accessible Communities Advisory Committee.