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Funding is available to organizations in Indiana to carry out Community Projects

2011 Grant Recipients

ADA-Indiana, with generous support from the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, were pleased to support six organizations through the 2010-2011 Keith Coros Community ADA Implementation Projects program. The purpose of the program is to promote increased implementation of the ADA in Indiana’s local communities. The funded organizations included:

Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau
(Nashville, Indiana)

The Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau conducted accessibility surveys of the Nashville downtown tourism area with the help of high school volunteers. The final product for the project was a map indicating accessible routes and other features through downtown Nashville.

Harvesting Capabilities, Inc. (Miami and surrounding counties)

Harvesting Capabilities hosted two training opportunities for the business community in Miami County. The first workshop focused on how and why businesses should make their goods and services accessible. The second workshop covered employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Wabash Valley Chapter- Business Leadership Network
(Terre Haute, Indiana)

The Wabash Valley Chapter- Business Leadership Network hosted a training workshop for area employers on workplace diversity. The aim of the workshop was to develop an “Associate Resource Group” to assist employers with developing diversity plans for hiring persons with disabilities.

The WILL Center
(Vigo and surrounding counties)

The WILL Center staff worked directly with county and city officials to ensure that people with disabilities have full and complete access to programs and services. The project design involved six county seats: Terre Haute, Newport, Rockville, Greencastle, Brazil, and Spencer. Staff met directly with county/city officials to provide information about ADA rules and regulations, and to assess courthouse and city hall, including ramps, entrances to buildings, accessibility of meeting areas, and the accessibility of information and materials for persons with vision and/or hearing impairments.

Arc Northwest Indiana
(Lake and surrounding counties)

Arc Northwest Indiana hosted two workshops at a community job fair in June. The project provided a training on the new employment regulations under Title I for employers and human resource professionals in the morning. There was a ADA training workshop on employment for the community in the afternoon. The Great Lakes ADA Center provided the speaker.

Evansville Association for the Blind

The Evansville Association for the Blind conducted a project to address and evaluate the need for the installation of accessible pedestrian signals (APS) in Evansville. At present, none are available in the metropolitan area. The project team proposed that the installation of APS signals at appropriate intersections would enable people with various disabilities to travel more safely and independently.

Free ADA Help

If you have a question about your rights or obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, call the Great Lakes ADA Center:
(800) 949-4232.

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