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"We want to increase disability awareness in the congregations of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan so that people with disabilities will be welcome and their gifts fully used."

 

 
About Us

Disability Awareness of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan is a committee with deep interest in disability awareness. Some members are people with disabilities, others are relatives of people with disabilities and still others are people who have or are now engaged full-time or part-time in direct disability work. We want to increase disability awareness in the congregations of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan so that people with disabilities will be welcome and their gifts fully used. Our mission and vision statements speak about these wishes in greater detail:

I. Mission Statement Goal

The Disability Awareness Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan will make awareness, acceptance and full accessibility for all people with disabilities a high priority. This will be shown through changing attitudes and by specific actions.

II. Vision

a. Clergy, staff and people will be sensitive and looking for ways to assist people with disabilities those who attend functions. Clergy and staff will actively offer assistance.

b. We will actively invite people with disabilities to our space and programs. Congregations will be more than passively responding to requests.

c. Churches will be accessible in all areas such as sanctuary, meeting rooms, restrooms, and in any buildings used for off site meetings or celebrations.

d. All materials will be available in large print, possible use of a live cam website to include those who are homebound. Websites will comply with accessibility standards.

e. Speakers will either project so everyone can hear or else use microphones. All Episcopalians will be aware that not all hearing-impaired persons speak/ read sign language. We will be sensitive in communication.

f. TTY/TTD will become available at diocesan offices to allow hard of hearing the ability to call and discuss matters with staff.

 


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Disability Awareness Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan
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The Rev. Chuck Swinehart chswinehart@gmail.com

 

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