The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities believes people with developmental disabilities should have access to all the great opportunities our community has to offer. We encourage everyone to learn more about how you can make everyday activities more inclusive for those with different abilities. Follow us as we highlight some of the ways people, businesses and other organizations in Medina County are taking steps to include all residents.
If You Attend a Place of Worship
Many places of worship may find inclusion a challenge and may not fully understand what it involves. Have you ever wondered if your place of worship has physical barriers that prevent others from accessing services and activities? Making places of worship accessible and inclusive for people of all abilities not only increases fellowship but benefits everyone and helps to create a more inclusive society.
United Church of Christ Congregational – Medina, Ohio
Pastor Luke Lindon of the Medina United Church of Christ Congregational met with local advocates to talk about the renovations and other small changes his parish has made to help people with disabilities feel welcome. See the steps the members of his church have taken to make sure everyone in the community is able to participate in all they have to offer, not just on Sunday, but everyday other day of the week as well.
Learn more about the building audit mentioned above – Building Audit Checklist
If You Own A Business
If you own or operate a business, chances are you have tried many different ways to attract more customers to increase your sales. Have you ever wondered if your business has physical barriers that prevent customers from accessing your shop, restaurant or office? Making your business accessible for people of all abilities not only increases your customer base and makes good economic sense, but benefits everyone and helps to create a more inclusive community.
All Fired Up – Medina, Ohio
All Fired Up! is a paint your own pottery studio in the historic district of Medina. Owner Amanda Hudak met with local advocates to talk about the small changes she has made in her business environment to make sure people with disabilities feel welcome and are able to participate in all her business has to offer.
Learn more about the products mentioned above – Inclusive Products – All Fired Up
Watch for these community areas that we will feature in upcoming videos and resource materials:
If You Run An Organization
If You Host An Activity
If You Want to Employ A Person
If You Have A Friend or Neighbor
If you have questions or want more information on how to make your business, organization, or activity more accessible, call the Medina County Board of DD at 330-725-7751; option 3.