Places of worship

General Studies 420: Disability & Society

Spring 2019

Assignment #3                                     

 Community Accessibility Evaluation

As we have discussed in class there are many ways to make our community more inclusive and accessible. Unfortunately, accessibility is often an afterthought in the engineering, design, and building process of community environments. This results in the exclusion of people with disabilities in life activities that non-disabled people take for granted. The hope with this assignment is to open your eyes to the ways that our community can be accessible and inaccessible for people with disabilities, and the ways that we can be proactive in ensuring that accessibility features are present within our communities.

Examples of places you can evaluate:

  • Places of worship
  • Public events
  • Public buildings
  • Public parks and walkways
  • Local businesses