APA/GCPD Accessibility Awards
Since 2010, the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities
(GCPD) has worked with the Accessibility Professionals Association
(APA), formerly known as the Texas Registered Accessibility Specialists
Association (TRASA), to recognize businesses and organizations that go
significantly above and beyond the legal requirements of both physical
and service accessibility for people with disabilities. Nominations can
be submitted by accessibility specialists, building owners or managers,
or by appreciative public citizens. Site visits are made by APA
professionals to inspect physical accessibility and by professionals
familiar with disability issues to inspect for service accessibility
(friendliness of staff, easily accessible accommodations, innovations
such as Braille menus, etc).
Accessibility Professionals Association / Governor’s Committee on
People with Disabilities Accessibility Awards — Deadline Approaching
(September 28, 2012)
The deadline for nominations for the APA/GCPD Accessibility Awards is
coming up soon – September 28. An important way to raise awareness of
disability issues is to shine a spotlight on business owners and site
managers for going Above and Beyond the requirements of the law in
making their place accessible, both in terms of physical accessibility
AND service accessibility. You can find the Submission Guidelines and
Nomination Form on our APA/GCPD web page and on the Accessibility
Professionals Association website.
Also available on our website, or by request from our office, is the
Above and Beyond: Service Accessibility document, featuring suggestions
for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for ALL people. You
can download the Word or PDF version, or contact our office for Large
Print or other accessible versions.
Thank you for all you do to make your community a more accessible place
for people with disabilities.
You can find brochure, guideline, previous awards, contact info, etc.
at APA/GCPD website: