GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Disability Advocates of Kent County are hosting their Absolutely Accessible Kent Technical Workshop and Luncheon event on April 18. The event is geared towards architects, builders and designers. Ileana Rodriguez is the keynote speaker. Rodriguez is an architect and athlete representative of the Americas Paralympic committee.

Events like this stress inclusivity and access for all. The event will focus on the need for all spaces to be accessed, understood and used by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or their disability.

“The pursuit of Universal Design, in our county, and beyond, is the next level of inclusive design which goes beyond mere compliance to truly welcome all people with disabilities into and around physical, built environments,” says Dave Bulkowski, Executive Director of Disability Advocates of Kent County.“ Our vision is simply a community that is accessible and welcoming to all.”

Events like this bring disabilities to light and encourage the next generation of visionaries to be inclusive. 

“The pursuit of Universal Design, in our county, and beyond, is the next level of inclusive design which goes beyond mere compliance to truly welcome all people with disabilities into and around physical, built environments,” says Dave Bulkowski, Executive Director of Disability Advocates of Kent County. “Our vision is simply a community that is accessible and welcoming to all.”

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