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Xenos Conference Center

1394 Community Park Drive

Columbus, OH

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Join us for a one-day summit focusing on transportation barriers for persons with disabilities.

Throughout the day we will:

  • HEAR about transportation from a national perspective as well as proposed policy and strategy to address transportation barriers faces by persons with disabilities;

  • LEARN about the 2018-2019 state budget and the impact in transportation;

  • CONNECT with advocates and leaders in the disability, aging and transportation arenas to discuss ideas, exchange strategies and organize a course of action for future collaboration;

  • PLAN next steps in how to be an effective advocate in your local community and with the broader state coalition to help people with disabilities obtain affordable and accessible transportation.

PLEASE NOTE: We will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations. All accommodation requests must be made at least one week in advance by contacting Kathy Foley at: kfoley@sil-oh.org. Assistance to cover travel costs for persons with disabilities may be available upon request.

AGENDA:

9:00 - 9:30: Registration

9:30 – 12:00: The National Perspective, Suggested Policy and Potential Strategy Policy

Speakers: Linda C. Ford – Chief Counsel, American Public Transportation

Association (APTA)

Carol Tyson – National disability transportation advocate and

consultant.

LUNCH

12:45 – 2:30: Resource Panel – The panel will present on Ohio initiatives from the perspective of riders with disabilities, transportation advocates and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

2:30 – 3:15: Breakout Session to discuss local, regional and state opportunities.

3:15 – 3:30: Closing Remarks


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