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Controversial bill would delay accessibility fixes

Information courtesy of National Council on Independent Living, the National Disability Rights Network

Back in 2015, Fifth Freedom told you about a controversial bill introduced by the House, the ADA Education and Reform Act (HR 620). This bill was assigned to a congressional committee last month.

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March is Disability Awareness Month!

Information courtesy of the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities

March is Disability Awareness Month. This year’s Disability Awareness Month theme is “I’m Not Your Inspiration” – emphasizing that people with disabilities are people first. Often, people with disabilities who are successful, athletic, employed or simply good neighbors are put in the spotlight as an inspiration to others. While it can be difficult to navigate life with a disability, many people in the disability community would prefer to be acknowledged for the many real contributions they make and for a life well lived.

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Public Transportation Survey – Responses due by October 24

Information courtesy of the Indiana Department of Transportation-Transit

Public transportation is essential for everyone, especially people with disabilities, seniors, individuals and families with low incomes to access employment, education, health services, and community programs. The Indiana Department of Transportation-Transit wants to hear from you about your unmet transportation needs, gaps in transportation services, and recommendations to improve transportation options in and around LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, and Huntington Counties. Your responses will help guide updates to the Regional Public Transit–Human Services Transportation Plan.

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Speak out about public transportation in Indiana! Transportation needs survey

Information courtesy of the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Office, and Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Office and Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority (CIRTA) want to hear from you about your transportation needs. Responses will be used to help update the Regional Public Transit–Human Services Transportation Plan. If you would like to help, and have eight minutes to spare, please complete the brief survey here.

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Indiana Department of Transportation Rail Survey – Speak out on the future of rail in your community!

Information courtesy of Citilink and INDOT

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