Professional Training Offered
at Access '04 Expo at UNH
Contact: Julie Moser
Institute on Disability
April 29, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire's School of Health
and Human Services and the Institute on Disability are partners
of the Access '04 Expo, a two-day exhibition on access to community
life for all, held June 18 and 19, 2004, at the Whittemore Center.
The expo is intended for anyone interested in creating accessible
communities and opportunities. Citizens, town and state planners,
professionals, individuals who are aging or have a disability, family
members, students and others are encouraged to attend this two-day
The Access '04 training schedule includes sessions on the new Help
America Vote Act and the ADA as it relates to the accessibility
of New Hampshire's polling places. Access to voting booths is a
particularly important issue as the 2000 presidential election vividly
illustrated. Tools and strategies for towns to become accessible
voting places will be highlighted during the sessions.
Other professional training opportunities offered include: Littleton's
Model Community; employment and individuals with disabilities; HUD
accessibility training; providing benefits counseling to youths
in transition; livable, walkable communities; developing and working
with grassroots volunteer programs; and creating balance in your
work and personal life.
Certificates of attendance are available. For information, visit
to register, call (603) 228-2084 or (800) 238-2048 (in NH only).
Other Access '04 partners include Granite State Independent Living;
N.H. Assistive Technology Project; N.H. Governor's Commission on
Disability; Sight Services for Independent Living; National MS Society
(Central New England Chapter); N.H. Department of Education; Volunteer
N.H., N.H. Office of Planning and Energy; and N.H. Celebrates Wellness.
The Institute on Disability at the UNH is a University Center for
Excellence on Disability, established in 1987 with a mission to
promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities into their