The Minnesota Council on Disability is pleased to announce our #MNParksForAll campaign at the Minnesota State Fair. We call on the Minnesota Legislature to fund an all-inclusive outdoor recreational experience for all Minnesotans, regardless of ability. Stop by our booth at the Fair to learn more about this pressing issue and to pick up gear to show your support!
From electric mobility scooters, accessible parking, wheelchair accessible park & ride stops, assistive listening devices, sign language interpreters, curb cuts throughout the fairgrounds and much more, the Minnesota State Fair is committed to providing equal access and a pleasant experience for all guests.
Visit the Minnesota Council on Disability at the Minnesota State Fair! You can find us in Education Building between 9am and 9pm. NOTICE: The entrance to the Education Building is on Cosgrove Street, off of Dan Patch Avenue.
“People with disabilities have a new tool to help them find the technology that will them more independently live, work, and fully participate in their communities. ‘Minnesota’s Guide to Assistive Technology’ offers resources for people with disabilities, their families, employers, and others trying help them achieve their goals.”
Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Council on Disability. Each Council member is an expert in his or her field; and either has a disability, has a family member with a disability, or works with people with disabilities.
On June 22, 1999, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg delivered what has become known as the “Olmstead Decision”. The Supreme Court held that people with disabilities have a qualified right to live in the community of their choosing and that states must eliminate the unnecessary segregation of persons with disabilities.