The town of Fishers ‘gets it’
Fishers is recognized as being one of the best places to live in America, and, as Cecilia Coble, a member of Fishers Council At-Large says, “We want this to be true for all our residents.”
Chances are that unless you have someone in your family that is affected, you wouldn’t know that the town of Fishers has a larger than average population of those with visual or hearing impairment. This is partially because of Fishers’ proximity to Indianapolis’ north side Indiana School for the Deaf and the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
“The families and communities of those with special needs of any kind tend to be a close knit community,” says Ms. Coble, “and Fishers is also a brilliant example of that. Case in point, Fishers is optimizing accessibility as a city.”
Fishers also ‘walks the talk.’ The city has made a point to “provide safe and usable pedestrian facilities, buildings, and parks for all residents. It is through the ongoing public input and a commitment to education and awareness that we will continue to ensure that it is one of the most livable, accessible, and best places to live in the United States.
Did you know, for example, that Fishers will, upon request, provide appropriate aid and/or assistance for anyone with disabilities to participate equally in Fishers programs, services, and activities?
Anyone – with any different ability — who requires an auxiliary aid, assistance, or service for effective participation or modification of policies or procedures who wants to participate in a service, program, or activity, should contact Kelly Lewark via email or at (317) 595-3487, 48 hours or more before the scheduled event in which they wish to participate.
At 101 Mobility, where we work with those with different abilities every day, we are proud to be a part of this city and this forward thinking.
If you want to become involved in Fishers community resources, educational events, social opportunities and/or interactive forums focusing on accessibility, call or email Cecilia Coble (317-694-6934) at firstname.lastname@example.org.