Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Survey: Indiana Residents and the ADA

How do people with disabilities in Indiana rate their community’s implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act? The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, in conjunction with the Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, and Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services, is conducting a survey to find out the answer to this question – ADA Implementation in Your Community.

The ADA has been in effect since 1990 – twenty years have passed for communities to remove physical, programmatic, and attitudinal barriers that prevent people with disabilities from becoming active participating citizens. A great deal of progress has been made, but there is still need for further compliance. The 2010 Disability Poll on Implementation of the ADA asks Indiana citizens to identify how they view their community’s current implementation. The results of the survey will be used to issue the third Indiana Report Card on Implementation of the ADA in Indiana’s Communities this July 26th in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the Signing of the ADA!

The survey is available online at: http://www.thepollingplace.org. People with disabilities, their family members, and their advocates are invited to complete the survey so that their voices are heard when accessibility issues are being addressed in their communities! Print copies and alternative formats are available on request.

To request the survey in an alternative format, or for additional information, contact Dr. Vicki Pappas by phone: 1-800-825-4733 or e-mail beheard@indiana.edu.

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