FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2011
For more information, please contact:
Craig Brenner, Special Projects Coordinator,
Community and Family Resources, City of Bloomington, 812.349.3471, email@example.com
Jared Schlemmer, Communications Director, City of
Bloomington, 812.349.3406, firstname.lastname@example.org
City Council for Community Accessibility
Invites Public Invited to Awards Ceremony and Workshop
Bloomington, IN -- Mayor Mark Kruzan
and the City of Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility (CCA) is
sponsoring an awards ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, from 7 to 9 p.m. at
St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 100 N. State Road 46 Bypass. The ceremony,
which is open to the public, recognizes individuals and groups in Bloomington
who make our community a better place for people with disabilities.
The program includes light desserts, live music,
and keynote and annual awards presentations. Sally Conway, director of
Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance with the Civil Rights
Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will give the keynote address. The
awards ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. and will include the Mayor's Award
presented by Kruzan and sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College.
Those planning to attend or needing accessibility
accommodations should RSVP to Craig Brenner by Friday, Oct. 28 by calling 812-349-3471 or e-mailing email@example.com.
In addition to the awards ceremony, the CCA is
sponsoring a free workshop on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St.
Mark's United Methodist Church. Conway will give a talk entitled, "The
ADA: How the New Accessibility Regulations Affect You!" and she will
highlight recent and upcoming changes in ADA regulations regarding governmental
organizations and public accommodations. People who have disabilities or who
advocate for those with disabilities, people who work for governmental
organizations, and business owners and employees should all be familiar with
the new regulations.
Workshop participants will learn about the new
definition of service animal, new requirements for accessible seating and
ticketing, new definitions of wheelchairs and powered mobility devices, and how
the ADA applies to new communications technologies. Barbara McKinney, director
of the City of Bloomington Human Rights Commission, will talk about local
accessibility issues. The workshop will include a continental breakfast.
Major underwriters for the ceremony and workshop
include Ivy Tech Community College and Cook, Inc. Sponsors include Indiana
Institute on Disability and Community, IU Health, Options, Southern Indiana
Center for Independent Living and Stone Belt Arc, Inc, and the IU Credit Union.
For more information and to RSVP or to request
accessibility accommodations, contact Craig Brenner, Special Projects
Coordinator, Community and Family Resources, at 812.349.3471 or firstname.lastname@example.org.