Many barriers to access exist for people with disabilities living in the Jefferson City area and have the un-intended effect of keeping people with disabilities out of the mainstream, unable to access services, and unable to participate fully in all that Jefferson City has to offer its residents. A number of helpful changes can be done at a small cost that will accomplish the goals of the ADA enabling persons with disabilities to look forward to being active members of the Jefferson City community for a long time to come.
An Accessibility Group has formed to assist with community and local housing accessibility issues. This group will work with city groups and consist of persons with disabilities, service partners, medical providers, and business and civic leaders to work with the City of Jefferson on issues including more accessible housing and building code evaluations. The next meeting of the Accessibility Group will be Monday, July 14 at 8:30 a.m. This meeting will be held at ILRC, 1760 Southridge Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Please RSVP to Jeremy Murray at 573-556-0400 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 9th.