Accessibility/Mobility

Grass River Natural Area – Braille Field Guides

  The education director, James Dake, at the Grass River Natural Area has released the “Field Guide to Northwest Michigan,” a guide to local flora, fauna, geology, and history of the region.  Through a grant from the Michigan Braille Transcribing fund, they were able to transcribe this field guide into Braille. They have 28 Braille […]

Adapted in TC: A Love Letter to a Strong Woman, Friend

Featured in the Record Eagle on August 27, 2017 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers, a local columnist. Patricia Nugent, 64, was one of the kindest, smartest, and strongest women I’ve ever called a friend. She died Aug. 16, 2017 from a form of amyloidosis, which affected her major organs. Pat was a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, […]

Get your tickets TODAY! Benefit Concert September 8

Join us on Friday, September 8, at 7:30 p.m. for an Access For Everyone Benefit Concert featuring acoustic guitar duo, Wyatt & Shari Knapp, at the Red Sky Stage in downtown Petoskey. Help us raise money and awareness to finish the beach access project at Wilderness State Park, located in northern Emmet county just south of the Mackinaw Bridge. […]

Adapted in TC: Open minds change lives

Featured in the Record Eagle on July 30, 2017 WRITTEN BY Susan Odgers, a local columnist This month, I met Los Angeles author, W. Bruce Cameron — “A Dog’s Way Home” (2017) — at the National Writers Series. Cameron, born in Petoskey, still frequents his family cottage on Holy Island in Lake Charlevoix. Years ago, […]

Fitness Can Be Fun For People with Disabilities

Guest blog post WRITTEN BY Travis White of learnfit.org Historically, access to physical activities for people with disabilities has been extremely limited. Think about it. For people with visual impairments, mobility issues, or mental health concerns, workout equipment, group exercise classes, and most sports aren’t even accessible, much less enjoyable. As a result, adults with […]

TAP30 To Host Accessibility Fundraiser on May 17

Tap30, located in downtown Petoskey, will donate $1 from each pint of craft beer sold from a special “do good” tap menu on Wednesday, May 17, from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m to Disability Network.  Each dollar donated to Disability Network during this event will benefit their Access for Everyone project at Wilderness State Park, […]

Blind Advocate partners with U of M

WRITTEN BY Micah Walker For The Press & Guide, published on March 15, 2017 When transferring to a new college, most students spend their first semester learning their way around the campus, becoming familiar with their classes and professors, and making new friends. For Khodr Farhat, his experience was similar, but with one huge difference: he […]

Adapted in TC: The necessity for invention

Featured in The Traverse City Record Eagle on Jan. 14, 2017. WRITTEN BY SUSAN ODGERS Local columnist. As a person with a disability, I currently use both manufactured and homemade assistive devices. Like many people, I need help with activities of daily living, health care and recreation. Assistive devices allow me to do things independently. However, no […]

Tap30 to host accessibility fundraiser on Jan. 25!

Tap30, located in downtown Petoskey, will donate $1 from each pint of craft beer sold from a special “do good” tap on Wednesday, January 25, from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m to Disability Network.  Each dollar donated to Disability Network during this event will benefit their Access for Everyone project at Wilderness State Park, in […]

FCC Clears Path for Real-Time Text

Media Contact: Will Wiquist, (202) 418-0509 will.wiquist@fcc.gov For Immediate Release FCC CLEARS PATH FOR TRANSITION FROM TTY TECHNOLOGY TO REAL-TIME TEXT Commission Moves Toward Modernizing Wireless Phone Text Compatibility WASHINGTON, December 15, 2016 – The Federal Communications Commission today amended its rules to allow phone companies to replace support for an outdated form of text […]