accessibility

President George H.W. Bush signing the American with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990
Wed, August 05, 2020
Some say the lives of people with disabilities changed forever when President George H.W. Bush signed the American with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990. Others, including several who have built careers at YAI that span decades, feel that this federal legislation, while groundbreaking, can be best seen as the first step of a still-unfinished journey.
Front page of the Fall 2019 Self Advocate Newsletter
Fri, October 25, 2019
This quarter's highlights include: New YAI Headquarters Welcome Reception | Rallying for Accessibility | Greta Thunberg | Marching for Disability Pride and more...
Two people talking, one is in a wheelchair
Mon, October 01, 2018
Today, people that are faced with disabilities or mobility limitations have a number of accessibility options available to help empower them to overcome daily challenges. For those in wheelchairs, navigating to and around the inside of a home can be especially difficult, but modern technology has come a long way in addressing these issues. New incline platform lifts allow wheelchair owners to roll directly into a lift and secure the chair before gliding up or down a staircase safely and...
Wed, August 11, 2010
Every week, Bridget DeLuca-Garcia, Lynn Cruz and Allison Downer make sure that democracy works. You probably wouldn't know it from their job description: The three women work at YAI residences for adults with developmental disabilities in Westchester. Ensuring the growth, independence and well-being of the people they serve is key. But they don't stop there. They are also committed to helping the residents make their voices heard. Bridget, Lynn and Allison work diligently with YAI’s Self-...
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