Monthly Archives: November 2017

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