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In August of 2008, ADA-Indiana re-named the Community ADA Grants program to pay tribute to the life and memory of Keith Coros. Keith was an ADA-Indiana member from 2005 until his passing in July 2008.
ADA-Indiana, with generous support from the Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, were pleased to fund FIVE organizations through the 2012 Keith Coros COMMUNITY ADA IMPLEMENTATION PROJECTS program. The purpose of the program is to promote increased implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in Indiana’s local communities. The funded organizations include:
The City of Bloomington's Council for Community Accessibility received funding to host a community workshop featuring Sally Conway from the U.S. Department of Justice on the revised regulations for Title II and III of the ADA. The training was held in conjunction with their annual awards banquet in November of 2011.
The Muncie Human Rights Commission received funding to host a training day on the new and revised regulations in the ADA for their community. The first workshop will be offered to municipal and civic leaders in Delaware County on the revised regulations for Title II of the ADA. The second workshop will be for area businesses and other organizations interested in finding out more about the revised regulations for Title III. Both workshops featured a representative from the U.S. Department of Justice, and will be open to the public.
The Blumberg Center at Indiana State University and their collaborators, the Business Leadership Network - Wabash Valley and Disability Awareness Work Group (DAWG), received funding to support a series of three (3) training workshops for area employers, business owners, human resource professionals on the changes in the ADA.
The Indiana Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs received funding to conduct a project involving the 36 Boys & Girls Clubs organizations across the state of Indiana The goal of the project was to have each Club complete an accessibility checklist of their physical locations and services, and to support the development of a handbook on ADA compliance, People First language, and accommodation ideas.
Union City and their collaborator, LifeStream, received funding to conduct a training workshop on the ADA for community organizations, as well as to provide them with the training to do their own self assessment of the facilities. The project is being completed within the context of the Livable Community initiative.