NEWS YOU CAN USE
This item was brought to our attention by one of our members, HolLynn D’Lil, and Richard Skaff, retired Deputy Director, Mayor’s Office on Disability, and Building Official, City and County of San Francisco, California: (Please bear in mind that the information immediately below does NOT relate directly to Access Now®, but rather to Designing Accessible Communities.):
7/6/07 — Dear Community; Here is a great resource for access laws and regulations, what is happening currently in the development (deconstruction?) of our access laws and regulations and much, much more:
We are excited to tell you that our new website is now open. We are completely remodeled, reworked and redesigned. However, we still have the same name – “Designing Accessible Communities“. Please come and see us at http://www. designingaccessiblecommunities.org/.
We hope that you find our web site both useful and interesting. It is packed with information which we hope will help to provide solutions to concerns and questions about access for persons with disabilities.
Many people have helped us with our redesign and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We have made many useful changes to our site based on your suggestions. We would like to say a special “thank you” to our creative webperson, Gayle Pyfrom, webTree designs. Gayle has remained ever patient and supportive throughout this project’s development process.
As you can see, we are also now “open” for donations so please try out our secure donation page and send us your financial support. We will happily accept both large and small donations.
The Board of Directors and the Executive Director would appreciate feedback from you about our new site. Please tell us what you like, what you don’t like and what you think should be changed or added. You can reach us through our “Contact Us” section in our website.
“Moving together to a Universally Accessible World”
The Board of Directors Designing Accessible Communities
We hope that the foregoing has helped you to achieve a fuller understanding of our work. Although much has been done, much more needs to be done. The population of the U.S. has just recently grown to 300,000,000 people and, given the ever-growing percentage of those with disabilities, the need for greater and further-reaching compliance with the A.D.A. continues to make itself all the more obvious and necessary. It is our fervent hope to continue to take part in this effort. With your help and encouragement we shall persevere in making ever-greater strides in that direction.
“ACCESS NOW”® OPERATES ENTIRELY ON PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS. WE HOPE THAT YOU SHARE OUR ENTHUSIASM FOR OUR WORK AND THAT YOU MIGHT BE MOVED TO MAKE A DONATION TO HELP US CONTINUE. IT WOULD BE DEEPLY APPRECIATED!
BEST WISHES FOR CONTINUED PROGRESS IN ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES AND FOR A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND ACCESSIBLE NEW YEAR!
Access Now, Inc.®
Phyllis F. Resnick, President