NCR expands disabilities awareness
Ahmed Muhumud is the NCR’s Access and Outreach Manager. As one of his responsibilities, he serves as the City’s ADA Title II Coordinator. Mr. Muhumud, has been leading discussions among City staff and the Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities (MACOPWD) to develop a plan to build a strong support network for disability awareness and ADA compliance. Ultimately, the outcome we are seeking is to have a broad-based, educated staff network meeting ADA compliance concerns and building disability awareness into the ongoing work of the City departments. Every four years, City departments develop a 5 year business plan. We are very fortunate that 2010 is the year that all departments will be developing their next 5 year plan. This provides us with a great opportunity to include ADA awareness into their work. We are working with the City Coordinator’s office to incorporate this into the business planning process.
Mr. Muhumud is working with department leaders to identify and train ADA liaisons in their departments. The liaisons will support ADA compliance and help department staff incorporate disabilities awareness into their outreach and programming. The ADA liaisons network will be supported by the NCR department, including a training program being jointly developed with the help of ADA Minnesota, the Minnesota State Council on Disabilities and the MACOPWD. Finally, we plan to evaluate ADA compliance in all City departments and recommend improvements where necessary.
April 23, 2010
Published Apr. 23, 2010