The Minnesota Council on Disability is excited to announce that Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan will be providing the welcoming address to the upcoming Legislative Forum on Disability. The Legislative Forum provides an opportunity for advocates and other disability stakeholders who develop, design, advocate for, and implement disability-related public policy to interact with lawmakers directly.
Public Policy Director Kody Olson was a guest speaker on a panel at the National Conference on State Legislators discussing the impact of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) related to the disability community. We believe that Connected and Autonomous Vehicles may reduce transportation barriers for people with disabilities, the aging population, low-income communities, and other transportation challenged populations. Adoption of the CAV technology may provide Minnesotans with broader access to live, work and play in their own community.
With the first major snowstorm of the season, the Minnesota Council on Disability asks you to remove the snow from your sidewalks and curb ramps. Sidewalks and curb ramps are lifelines for many people with disabilities and for our senior community.
The Minnesota Council on Disability is looking for two new members. If you are someone who has a disability, who works with people with disabilities, or who is a family member of a person with a disability, Council membership may be for you!
And … it’s a wrap! The Minnesota State Fair 2019 saw record attendance, and we had many visitors at the Minnesota Council on Disability (MCD) booth! Some of them are pictured in our blog post!
Wednesday, August 28 is Read & Ride Day at the Fair. Guests with a valid public library card receive discounted admission prices. Visit the stage shows and join the family fun at Dan Patch Park. Remember, the Minnesota State Fair is committed to providing equal access and a pleasant experience for all guests. Accessibility services are offered to ensure that the Great Minnesota Get-Together is for Everyone.