MARQUETTE COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) – Two Marquette County teams are making an effort to cater to all, regardless of their means.
Journey Marquette and the Superior Alliance for Impartial Dwelling have made a degree to spotlight lots of its handicap-friendly companies. In response to SAIL Accessibility Advocate Jamie Glenn, these dwelling with a incapacity can usually be ignored when designing a metropolis or enterprise.
“We undoubtedly have some work to do so far as accessibility goes,” Glenn mentioned.
In late 2021, the teams printed their first entry guides. Journey Marquette President and CEO Susan Estler mentioned, nonetheless, that the venture started approach earlier than then.
“Earlier than COVID hit we began working with SAIL on doing assessments of particular person companies in Marquette County,” Estler defined. “As soon as COVID hit, we put the venture on maintain to create the entry information.”
Estler added that these entry guides have been funded by an MDARD grant and defined the explanation for creating them.
“The aim of it’s to only give sort of a common understanding of what’s accessible and the place there could also be some challenges for various companies,” Estler mentioned.
The information reveals what eating places, retailers, lodges and parks in Marquette County are most accessible for these with a incapacity. Companies like Ore Dock Brewing Firm in Marquette have ramps on the constructing for folks utilizing wheelchairs.
Ore Dock Brewing Firm is one in every of over 60 companies and parks surveyed by SAIL workers for the information. SAIL workers surveyed companies to find out how simply navigable they’re for these with a bodily handicap.
“The information covers entrances, accessible parking, threshold and completely different facets of accessible enterprise,” Glenn mentioned about among the facets SAIL coated for every enterprise.
In response to Estler, Journey Marquette and SAIL plan to replace the information within the fall. Estler added that the teams plan so as to add new companies and alter the information’s format.
Bodily copies of the entry information may be discovered at Journey Marquette. The group is positioned within the Flagstar Financial institution constructing at 117 W Washington St.
A digital model may also be discovered on the Journey Marquette web site by clicking here.
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