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Access '04 Expo


Professional Training Offered at Access '04 Expo at UNH

Contact: Julie Moser
603-862-3603
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 event.

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 http://accessexpo.info or, 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 communities.