September 04, 2006

New Resource Available on Rebuilding Accessible Communities

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Tools for Inclusive Destination Development include the new Rebuilding Accessible Communities, a joint venture of the ADA Technical Assistance Centers and the Access Board:

A new initiative is underway to promote accessibility in the rebuilding of communities destroyed by last year’s hurricanes. Rebuilding Accessible Communities, a joint venture of the ADA Technical Assistance Centers and the Access Board, is focused on developing and distributing guidance on achieving accessibility in reconstruction projects. Under this program, an on-line resource has been launched to disseminate information prepared and collected to date which is available at www.adata.org/rac/index.aspx.

The Rebuilding Accessible Communities effort was conceived as an opportunity for community groups, advocates and the building industry to collectively reconstruct communities in a way to be accessible to all. The new website, an initial step of this program, currently provides answers to common questions that have arisen in work to rebuild devastated areas as well as links to existing sources of information. Additional resources, best practices and advisory information will be posted to this site as they become available.

Under this program, the ADA Technical Assistance Centers, which comprise a national network of federally funded resources serving different geographic areas, and the Board are providing technical assistance and training which is geared to the particular needs of communities. For more information, contact the ADA Technical Assistance Center serving your area by calling (800) 949-4232 (voice/TTY) or the Access Board at (800) 872-2253 (voice), (800) 993-2822 (TTY), or by email at ta@access-board.gov (for technical assistance) or training@access-board.gov (for training).

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Source; Volume 12, No.4 July/ August 2006
"Access Currents" is a free newsletter issued by the Access Board every other month by mail and e-mail. Send questions or comments to news@access-board.gov or call (800) 872-2253 ext. 0026 (voice) or (800) 993-2822 (TTY). Mailing address: 1331 F Street, N.W., Suite 1000; Washington, D.C. 20004-1111.

Posted by rollingrains at September 4, 2006 09:00 PM