Convention planners approached ADN to assist with expanded accessibility at Convention when, after attending the MCUSA convention in Kansas City, the mother of a teenager with developmental disability reached out to ask, "How can Orlando be a place of faith formation and relationship development for my daughter? For everyone?” As Accessibility Coordinator, Elizabeth and the Accessibility Services team will help to provide a concrete response to this question. Elizabeth will coordinate efforts to organize accommodations and support for those with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Elizabeth Vendley of Lebanon County
PA, will serve as Accessibility
Coordinator for MCUSA Convention.
ADN is excited that the following Services will be available:
- Wheelchairs, motorized scooters, assistive listening devices
- Accessibility Hosts to assist as needed
- American Sign language interpretation
- Large Print documents and maps
- Quiet Zone for youth or adults needing a break from too much noise and activity
- Quiet room for Infants & their Caregivers
- Adapted materials to simplify presentations *
- Printed Songs for Worship services
* Please request adapted materials prior to the start of the Convention
Elizabeth comes to this role with a depth of experience working and living with those with physical and developmental disabilities. Currently, Elizabeth works as house manager of Race Street House, a private residence for people with disabilities in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Race Street House emerged through prayerful exploration of how to better meet the needs of church members with disabilities.
“Working with people with disabilities is an opportunity to serve and to receive Jesus daily. My experiences have been a blessing, affording me special relationships and new perspectives,” says Elizabeth.
The experience, wisdom, and worldviews of those with disabilities is so valuable to the greater church. ADN is thrilled that Elizabeth will be joining efforts to make Convention a place where all can participate and contribute.
ADN asks you to help get the word out that MCUSA Convention Orlando 2017 is making greater strides to become more inclusive and accessible. ADN and MCUSA want to see YOU there!
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