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Easter Seals Proud to Assist Transportation YOU

June 29, 2012 03:24 PM
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The ESPA just released a story regarding their involvement in WTS International's first Transportation YOU DC Youth Summit earlier this year. The piece explained, "The resources that ESPA provided for the conference helped participants learn about making transportation accessible for people with disabilities. For the event, Bryna Helfer, director of public engagement at the Office of the Secretary, U.S. DOT invited ESPA to support the accessibility challenge at the summit by modifying a selection of current ESPA publications, including an accessibility checklist, which students could use in conducting their accessibility challenge review across cognitive, sensory, and physical domains. ESPA staff also assisted U.S. DOT officials map Washington, D.C., routes that students followed to complete the challenge; along the routes, students checked for signage, signals and environmental barriers, such as curb cuts and obstructions of pedestrian pathways (e.g. news stands, poles)."
 
The involvement of ESPA in the Summit accessibility challenge was key to the success of the program and added immeasurable value to the lessons being taught. For the full article, click below:
 

http://espaviewpoints.blogspot.com/2012/06/us-dot-office-of-secretary-invites-espa.html

 

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