Sunday, February 11, 2007

Indianapolis a Top 10 city for disability friendliness, outreach

For the third year in a row, the city of Indianapolis was recognized for its commitment to promote and offer services to residents and visitors with disabilities, according to a press release from the Mayor's office.

The National Organization on Disability announced the winners and finalists in the 2006 Accessible America Contest, and Indy was one of ten cities honored as a nationwide model for its focus on full and equal opportunities to participate in the life of their community, including access to transportation, recreation, jobs, housing, voting, emergency planning and services.

During the upcoming year, the release notes, Indianapolis will organize a Mayor’s Summit on Inclusive Employment, an event designed to enhance opportunities for people with disabilities. Tentatively planned for the fall of 2007, the event will include a job fair and disability networking day.

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