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Universal Design...for Congregations!
​​​​This edition of Connections focuses on Universal Design for Congregations. "Universal Design" is an approach to creating an environment that can be accessed, understood, and used to the greatest extent possible by all people, regardless of age or abilities. UD provides a flexible blueprint for programming, organization, technology, services and physical spaces by recognizing that a one-size-fits-all solution does not suit everyone’s needs. 

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Designing Worship at Expressions of Love and Praise
​​It’s a Friday evening at Hempfield Church of the Brethren, and worship is about to begin! Participants are moving into the sanctuary, chatting excitedly with each other and eagerly anticipating the coming hour of praising God.​​

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Designing Communications
​In 2014, Columbus Mennonite Church implemented the Icon Bulletin. As one of our church’s accessibility advocates and the mom of two boys with Down syndrome, I wanted our church to have a bulletin that could be meaningful to non-readers​

 

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