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ACAC August Morning Meetup: Universal Design Groups
Join the Arts and Culture Accessibility Cooperative on Wednesday, August 17 from 9-10 AM. Adding accessible features doesn't have to be about adaptations or accommodations. Often, when something is created with everyone in mind, it works better for everyone.
Curb cuts in sidewalks were designed for wheelchairs, but they're utilized every day for strollers, suitcases, skateboards, and more.
We'll learn about how bringing together a group of individuals with a variety of disabilities for consultation or development can help create a more universally equitable and enjoyable experience for all.

Have a question on this topic you would like answered? Email mharms@mindseyeradio.org to submit your questions!

Aug 17, 2022 09:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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David Newburger
Commissioner @City of St. Louis Office on the Disabled
David Newburger is Commissioner on the Disabled for the City of St. Louis and is a co-Founder of the Starkloff Disability Institute. He works toward the fundamental goal of making it possible for individuals with disabilities to be full and active participants in the community. As Commissioner, he is Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator for the City, helping the City comply with disabilities rights laws. He has also played a leading role in helping design major civic venues, such as the Gateway Arch National Park, the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in St. Louis, and the St. Louis Cardinals Busch stadium, to seamlessly welcome individuals with the wide variety of disabilities. Mr. Newburger has been an advocate for including people with disabilities in many capacities and over many years. He has an A.B from Oberlin College and J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has taught law both at the Washington University School of Law and the SLU School of Law.
Andrew Lackey
Deputy Commissioner @City of St. Louis Office on the Disabled
Andrew Lackey has been working in the field of civil rights for more than 10 years. He currently serves as the Deputy Commissioner for the Office on the Disabled for the City of Saint Louis where he ensures the city is accessible to and inclusive of people with disabilities, as well as ensuring employees of the City with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations. Mr. Lackey has deep knowledge of many aspects of civil rights and disability policy and has served on all levels of state and local government, as well as the non-profit and private sectors. He currently serves on the Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council on its executive board, making sure that all Missourians have accessible technology that helps them fully participate in their communities. Mr Lackey is a graduate of Saint Louis University School of Law and has worked in private practice and interned with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights.