I believe that you can see from reading this newsletter that we continue to strive to fulfill our mission and to perpetuate the magnificent legacy left by our strong, courageous and inspiring founder, my late, beloved husband, Edward S. Resnick. Not a day goes by that we do not receive either a phone call or an email from or on behalf of a disabled person telling us of a problem which can only be categorized as a violation of that person’s civil rights with regard to handicapped accessibility. For those of you are new to us, and as a reminder to those of you who have been members for some time, the A.D.A. is a civil rights law, under which complaints are handled through either the United States Department of Justice (the D.O.J.) or through individual pieces of litigation against the offending entity. The D.O.J. is totally overwhelmed and backlogged and usually will accept only very large, high profile cases. While an individual can mount A.D.A. litigation on his or her own, we feel that the entry into the case of a non-profit organization such as ours lends much-needed support to that effort. Therefore, the larger our numbers, the louder our voice and the greater our strength! If you are not already a member, won’t you please consider becoming one? We are open to both able-bodied as well as disabled persons. Membership is free, easy and quick. You may either fill out the enclosed membership form and mail it to us (or, if you are already a member, pass it along to someone else) OR log onto our website at www.adaaccessnow.org and click on the “Membership” link and fill it out right online! Please join us and help us to become bigger and better every day! Thank you for your time and attention!
“Access Now” deeply appreciates the support of all those who have joined with us and we look forward to reporting ongoing successes in our mission of helping to bring about as much accessibility as possible to as many members of the disabled community as possible.
BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY, HEALTHY YEAR AHEAD!!!!!
Access Now, Inc.
Phyllis F. Resnick