Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Save the Date for the Walk, Run, Wheel 5K

The Dimensions of Diversity Alliance Blog is proud to present the 1st Annual Walk, Run, Wheel 5K! This event will be held at the Novi Town Center on Spetember 25th. The goal is to raise awareness and educate the community in regards to the Michigan Paralyzed Veterans Associations and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the American Disabilities Act. Triathletes in Action will be gearing up to add their first triathlete in a wheel chair and the funds raised during this event will help them to meet this goal.
Have you ever wondered how hard it would be to get around in a wheel chair? You don't have to wonder anymore. There will be chairs available to allow those who are curious to race the course in a chair to understand the complexity involved in impaired mobility. Bonefish Grill, Tara Michener Industries and more will be involved to make this event a wonderful success. If you have questions or would like to be a sponsor, participant or to donate please email whoiamnotwhatiam@yahoo.com
More information will be forthcoming soon.
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Monday, June 7, 2010

American Disabilities Act Anniversary

The Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA) was signed into law in 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 ne...ed for furthe...r compliance.“The ADA in Your Community” Poll asks Michigan citizens to identify how they view their community’s current implementation. There is also opportunity for them to provide opinions and ideas about how accessibility can be improved.People with disabilities, their family members, and their advocates are invited to complete the ADA Poll so that their voices are heard when accessibility issues are being addressed in their communities!See More

ADA In Your Community Poll www.adareportcard.org
ADA Technical Assistance Center, Great Lakes Region