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Killebrew – city’s first Title II ADA coordinator

Killebrew – city’s first Title II ADA coordinator

Michael Killebrew is forging new territory for himself and the city of Colorado Springs. Killebrew, 43, is the city’s first Title II Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator. He started the new position in March, and he is in the process of moving his family — wife Evangeline and children Nathan, Cana and Carmela — from… Continue Reading Killebrew – city’s first Title II ADA coordinator

Yeager leads by example at Independence Center

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Yeager leads by example at Independence Center

Losing and regaining her hearing has had a profound effect on Patricia Yeager’s life. Yeager, now CEO of The Independence Center, lost about 50 percent of her hearing at age 2, but wasn’t given a hearing aid until she was 5. By then, the West Virginia native’s speech was affected, leading to 12 years of… Continue Reading Yeager leads by example at Independence Center

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New rules guiding businesses about accessibility for disabled people go into effect March 15. The Department of Justice’s revised regulations work toward fulfilling the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was passed in 1991. For example, for the first time since the passage of the ADA, there are now accessibility standards specific to the  features of… Continue Reading New rules on business accessibility go into effect March 15

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