Tag: Accessibility & Civil Rights

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Courage, Patience and Persistence are Stepping Stones on the Various Paths to Becoming a Grassroots Advocate

There are many paths to take on the way to becoming a grassroots advocate. Danita Jackson’s path led to the polls on election day. Danita lost her vision when she was 16 and she remembers the first time she went to the polls to cast a vote. She walked into the polling place in her… Continue Reading Courage, Patience and Persistence are Stepping Stones on the Various Paths to Becoming a Grassroots Advocate

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Show Them the Money: Potential New Funding Sources for Pedestrian Safety Features

“Great idea, but we just don’t have the money.” It’s a refrain that’s painfully familiar to every advocate who deals with policymakers at any level of government. Pedestrian safety is a prime example. Safety features like sidewalks, signalized intersections, accessible pedestrian signals, proper curb ramp placement and tactile warning fields all come with significant costs.… Continue Reading Show Them the Money: Potential New Funding Sources for Pedestrian Safety Features

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A multicolored drawing of a woman speaking into a megaphone that has a speech bubble and question marks coming out of the speaker.

Courage, Patience and Persistence are Stepping Stones on the Various Paths to Becoming a Grassroots Advocate

There are many paths to take on the way to becoming a grassroots advocate. Danita Jackson’s path led to the polls on election day. Danita lost her vision when she was 16 and she remembers the first time she went to the polls to cast a vote. She walked into the polling place in her… Continue Reading Courage, Patience and Persistence are Stepping Stones on the Various Paths to Becoming a Grassroots Advocate

A sign reading "push button to turn on warning lights" mounted above a button on a street light.

Show Them the Money: Potential New Funding Sources for Pedestrian Safety Features

“Great idea, but we just don’t have the money.” It’s a refrain that’s painfully familiar to every advocate who deals with policymakers at any level of government. Pedestrian safety is a prime example. Safety features like sidewalks, signalized intersections, accessible pedestrian signals, proper curb ramp placement and tactile warning fields all come with significant costs.… Continue Reading Show Them the Money: Potential New Funding Sources for Pedestrian Safety Features