BIAA Helps Make Congressional Offices More Accessible

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Earlier this week, Sen. Michael B. Enzi (R-WY) unveiled, "Guidelines for Assisting Those with Accessibility Needs," a manual designed to make congressional offices more accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Through the hard work of Robert Demichelis, BIAA helped provide suggestions for the guide, which was distributed to all House and Senate offices.

In a "Dear Colleague" letter introducing the guide to Members of Congress and their staff, Sen. Enzi states, "Ensuring our ability to interact and assist [individuals who have accessibility needs] requires that we are prepared in advance to meet their needs with everything from the appropriate language and basic etiquette, to ensuring they are included in our emergency preparedness plans and provided for in our accessible room designs."