Monthly Archives: May 2017

Congratulations Alex Knoll!!! Guests on Ellen Show, gets funding for Ability App, spreads message of inclusion

Alex Knoll from Post Falls, Idaho is $25,000 closer to realizing his dream of developing the Ability App, which will allow people to find and rate places that are accessible and disability friendly.

As a guest on Ellen DeGeneres’ show, the 12-year-old entrepreneur spread the message of inclusion to an international audience. Ellen got him connected to a team to help him develop the mobile app, and gave him a huge check for $25 grand.

Here is a link to a brief story on KREM TV. The video segment from Ellen’s show is amazing!

http://www.krem.com/entertainment/television/watch-ellen-degeneres-helps-sponsor-n-idaho-kids-app-for-people-with-disabilities/443026147

Way to go Alex!

Access 4 All Spokane Rocked Bloomsday Trade Show!

The above photo shows seven smiling people gathered in front of our “Access 4 All Spokane” banner and table display at the Bloomsday Trade Show: (clockwise from the left) Dave Reynolds, Allene Osborn, Larry Gorton, Deb Wolfer, Jude Cormier, Liam Osborn and Cheyenne Osborn. Behind the camera is Steve Osborn.

A4A’s Accessibility Ambassador team rocked the Bloomsday Trade Show last Friday and Saturday.

We met lots of terrific people from all over the continent and added more than 55 new contacts to our A4A email list!

Our youngest Accessibility Ambassadors, Cheyenne and Liam Osborn, spent time networking and educating people about our mission. Saturday morning, they signed up 25 people for our email list. They also connected with people in other places that want to make their communities more accessible and disability friendly. 

As a result of one connection made at the event, Larry and I will be doing a presentation about A4A for the Engineers Forum of Spokane’s annual meeting, coming up May 22. 

Great job team!

Thanks go to the awesome people at the Lilac Bloomsday Association.