[nfbmi-talk] Fw: should go to list serve
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Mon Oct 19 16:00:09 UTC 2015
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From: joe harcz Comcast
To: David Robinson NFB MI
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2015 11:40 AM
Subject: should go to list serve
This is why Michigan is non-compliant for the blind. And these are some of the "players" who discriminated against NFB members at the so-called ADA celebration.
It was precisely because the likes of me have pointed out the State is twenty five years out of compliance with the ADA.
Transcript of State ADA Compliance Office
State ADA Compliance Office
Mission, Vision and Values
We ensure all aspects of the State of Michigan are compliant with federal and state Americans with Disabilities Act-related laws. We engage citizens and
advocacy groups to learn through listening.
We commit to make the State of Michigan the best place where, with or without reasonable accommodations, those who want to work may do so, and all citizens
can participate in its offerings.
We recognize the dignity, value and potential of every Michigan citizen, regardless of current ability.
We acknowledge the unique talents and contributions every Michigan citizen offers and believe, with these talents combined, the State of Michigan is made
Using the data from our audit we will work to create a Transition Plan for DTMB
Provide guidance to other departments in creating their Transition Plans
Develop a new Statewide ADA Transition Plan, the first since 1992
ADA IT Team
DTMB Building Audit
Completed in cooperation with the architectural firm Bergmann Associates and the Capital Area Center for Independent Living
Assessed accessibility and signage under 2010 ADA Standards in nearly 40 DTMB managed facilities statewide
Data will be put into an online database
The public interacts more with the State via our websites than our buildings
Worked closely with Ellen Martin, the State Webmaster to make our websites compliant
Created a special presentation using blindfolds to teach awareness of the need for accessible websites for people with limited vision
After first presentation, website compliance improved dramatically - now over 60,000 pages are accessible!
Applies to State and local governments
Protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination regarding:
Pertains to both buildings and online applications/websites
Sharon Alston Ellis, J.D.
Lunch and Learn Sessions
Held lunch and learn sessions with Reasonable Accommodation Coordinators and ADA Coordinators from all departments in State government
Offered resources and guidance and learned of issues and challenges coordinators face
Partnering with other departments to provide training for agencies
Emergency Evacuation Chairs
Work with BSBP to create online menus for their vendors in State buildings
Revamp the Mi-Disability Resources page
Develop training for RACs/ADACs to improve consistency in handling ADA issues
Many accessibility problems are IT related
Created an ad hoc team to assist with IT related issues
Focus of ADA IT Team is
If permanent, will provide a one-stop shop for all ADA IT related issues
Working with Stryker to obtain emergency evacuation chairs for people with disabilities
Once obtained through donations and discounts, will be installed in every DTMB managed facility
All three branches of government working together!
Protects employees from discrimination regarding:
And many other aspects of the job
Covers reasonable accommodation for employees
Sharon Alston Ellis, J.D.
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