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PNA presents special discussion on ‘Accessible Communities for All’

February 7th, 2013 · Comments

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s next presentation in its Cultural Engagement series is a discussion of “Accessible Communities for All.”

Explore the many benefits of accessibility at this free PNA Cultural Engagement event. As we appreciate the spacious flow of a building’s interior or the sensory rush of a welcoming, community garden – and as we enjoy these experiences with a diverse array of neighbors from all generations – we can all come to appreciate the true beauty of universal design. Concentrating on accessibility can also help us all to explore ideas that could grant us the ability to age in place, create more welcoming homes for our guests, and even save us the costs and burden of future home renovations.

The event is from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Room 6. It includes a series of short presentations, followed by a community discussion and Q&A. Panelists and topics include: Karen Braitmayer, The Beauty of Inclusion, US Access Board; Karen Ko, Seattle Sensory Garden; Ed Medeiros, PNA Village; Laura Gramer, Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities.

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