This checklist offers a basic overview of how your campaign can include disabled New Yorkers. However, it is not intended to be comprehensive, and we’ve included links below that you can use to make your campaign as inclusive as possible. (For additional advice about how to make your campaign accessible, please contact any of the groups listed after the checklist.)
The event I am holding or participating in:
☐ Fully accessible to participants in wheelchairs or who have mobility disabilities
☐ Has American Sign Language interpreters and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) captioning available. (CART captioning is real-time captioning of speakers at an event projected onto a large screen at the front of the room.)
☐ Uses loop technology if available
☐ Uses large print materials or materials in accessible electronic formats.
My campaign material includes:
☐ Closed captioning and ASL for campaign videos.
☐ Large print materials or materials in electronic formats
☐ “plain language” to make it more accessible to all (see link below).
My campaign offices are:
☐ Fully accessible to people with mobility and other disabilities
Should you require guidance on how best to provide reasonable accommodations, please feel free to reach out to the agencies listed below.
Harlem Independent Living Center
Christina Curry, M.A., MPA
Bronx Independent Living Services
Brett L. Eisenberg
Telephone: 718-515-2800 ext. 116
Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled (BCID)
Joseph G. Rappaport
Center for Disability Rights
Center for Independence of the Disabled New York
Disability Rights New York
Director, PAIR and PAIMI Programs
Downstate New York ADAPT
Engagement Working Group
Greater New York Council of the Blind (GNYCB.ORG)
Terence B. Page