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Virtual Accessibility and Inclusion Summit is April 11

Listening session for the disabled and service providers scheduled at the event

March 22, 2023

Garfield County Public Health, in partnership with The Arc of the Central Mountains, Mountain Valley Developmental Services, and Cook Inclusive, is hosting an Accessibility and Inclusion Virtual Summit on April 11, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This listening session provides an opportunity for those serving clients with disabilities, along with families, caregivers, and people living with disabilities, to share information and ideas. Information collected is being used to develop an accessibility and inclusion strategic plan for regional disability service providers.


• 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., hear from local providers who serve clients with disabilities. Share concerns, barriers, and ideas for improvement.
• 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., hear from local families, caregivers, and those living with disabilities. Share concerns, barriers, and ideas for improvement.

Two opportunities to provide feedback
The public is invited to listen in to the Accessibility and Inclusion Virtual Summit. Registration is required and can be made online or by calling 970-665-6370.

Garfield County is conducting an accessibility and inclusion survey and seeking community feedback. The survey will provide data that can be used to better understand the barriers and challenges facing those with disabilities in our community.

“This work is being done to ensure that accessibility issues are part of the conversation when we are looking at community needs, new or re-development, and everyday living,” said Mason Hohstadt Garfield County Public Health Specialist. “The goal is to make the community accessible for all, all at the same time.”

Garfield County Public Health information is provided online on the public health website.