ACCESSIBILITY IS BEAUTIFUL 2021

ACCESSIBILITY IS BEAUTIFUL 2021

WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER

On Saturday, September 18, 2021, the community gathered to celebrate ACCESSIBILITY here at The Steel Yard. We were honored to partner with R.A.M.P. (Real Access Motivates Progress) to host this event, raise awareness, and support local businesses to understand the importance of ensuring that ALL of our places become accessible. 

R.A.M.P is a 501 (c) (3) organization that educates and advocates for accessibility and inclusion. They support all individuals with disabilities, their families, and their allies in creating a safe and barrier-free environment.

Let’s start off our THANK YOUS with Tina Founder/ President/CEO of RAMP creator and organizer of the amazing event. You are a literal force of nature and we’re so grateful to work by your side! As Tina says, “Changing your perspective and opening up your business only increases your bottom line. We can do this together!” Tina received citations from Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos for all her amazing accessibility advocacy in Rhode Island during the speaking engagement.


Thank you to the speaker’s Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline, Secretary Stefan Pryor, Anthony Santurri, Howie Sneider, and Billy Kepner from Lieutenant-Governor Sabina Matos office. Thank you all for your inspiring words and dedication to Accessibility. 

ACCESSIBILITY AT THE YARD.

The Steel Yard is an accessible industrial-arts center, and this past year we partnered with Arts Equity and R.A.M.P. (Real Access Motivates Progress) to assess our studio for accessibility, make recommendations for improvements and develop an Accessibility Guide and Disabilities Welcome Guide. Studio upgrades, equipment, and the guides themselves were funded by the RI State Council on the Arts & The Champlin Foundation. Special thanks to Jeannine L. Chartier, Tina G. Pedersen, and Tim Cox for your input and leadership.

PLEASE READ OUR ACCESSIBILITY GUIDE HERE

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