Access Ohio has been contacted by local Area Agencies on Aging to assist with their mandatory state compliance surveys related to their programs and facilities. We believe that our services may be of value to you and your agency as well. As an Area Agency on Aging, you undoubtedly understand that some form of disability or limitation is an inevitable consequence of a long life.
Access-Ohio was created by The Center for Disability Empowerment (CDE) as a resource agency for businesses, organizations, public agencies and communities to assist in their compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is among the most important pieces of legislation critical to people with disabilities, giving them full access to all areas of public life including jobs, schools, transportation and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The law ensures that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as those who do not have disabilities.
If your agency has been contacted by the state to assess facilities and programs for accessibility, Access-Ohio is able to provide these services comprehensively, compile a detailed report prioritizing barriers and advise on remedies to achieve an accessible barrier free environment. We will help to eliminate the guesswork and assure that you are fully advised at a level complying with federal law.
We would welcome the opportunity to discuss ways Access-Ohio can assist your agency in continuing to serve its clients and consumers in the most inclusive, barrier free environment possible. Everyone benefits when all citizens are fully participating, contributing members of our community. Thank you for your time and response.
ADA and Community Outreach Coordinator
COTA - The Central Ohio Transit Authority is conducting public Transit System Redesign Meetings in October. Consumer input is welcomed. Help the voice of people with disabilities be heard and attend one nearby.
COTA TSR Upcoming Meetings
12:00 Noon - Thursday, October 15, 2015
Wm. G. Porter Boardroom
33 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
6 p.m. - Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
1640 Sandalwood Place
Columbus, OH 43229
6 p.m. - Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015
Marion Franklin Community Center
2801 Lockbourne Rd.
Columbus, OH 43207
7 p.m. - Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
Far East Neighborhood Pride Center
2500 Park Crescent Dr.
Columbus, OH 43232
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All interested people are encouraged to attend and participate. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or familial status.
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33 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
The Ohio State University Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as we explore the theme,
“Claiming Our Space in the Ohio State Mosaic!”
Please join us for an inaugural reception on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 in the Ohio Union
Great Hall Meeting Rooms from 5:30-7 p.m. The reception will include special remarks by
TyKiah Wright, Founder/CEO of WrightChoice, Inc. TyKiah is a local thought leader and
nationally renowned trail blazer and advocate who is committed to diversity and developing
the next generation workforce through internship placement and professional development
training. The reception will also include live performances by Blue Spectrum as well as spoken
word artist and Ohio State Alumnus, Quartez Harris.
This reception will launch a year-long celebration of the historic legislation that provided
civil rights to individuals with disabilities. This reception and the 25th ADA initiative will
create an opportunity to explore the narratives of individuals with disabilities at Ohio State
and how they help shape the campus climate and culture, adding to the mosaic of our
Click here to mark your calendar! For more information about the reception or to learn
how to become involved, please contact Katherine Betts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by: Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator’s Office,
Student Life Multicultural Center and the campus-wide 25th ADA Anniversary Planning Committee.
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Derek Mortland, ADA and Community Outreach Coordinator