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Access for All Abilities Mini Grant Initiative
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2014 Award Recipients
The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College awarded "Access for Abilities" mini-grants to four Rhode Island organizations.
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
The Audubon Society of Rhode Island plans to resurface the meadow trail from the Environmental Education Center at the Claire D. McIntosh Wildlife Refuge in Bristol. The changes will allow full accessibility to the boardwalk, grasslands, and wetlands down to the Narragansett Bay.
Providence Public Library
The Providence Public Library will use the mini-grant funds to make a sensory kit available to patrons. The kit will consist of assistive listening devices, magnifiers, and high intensity lamps. Staff will be trained to assist patrons in using the tools.
Town of Westerly
The Town of Westerly will purchase a MobiChair with the mini-grant funds. A MobiChair, which reclines and floats, is a high quality beach wheelchair that will allow access to the boardwalk, beach, and water.
Yawgoo Valley Ski School
Yawgoo Valley Ski School will train professional ski instructors in adaptive instruction. Instructors will receive training through the Professional Ski Instructors of America which specializes in instruction for skiers with disabilities.