STATE HOUSE — The Governor’s Commission on Disabilities will co-host a public forum at the Warwick Public Library Monday, July 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. the Ocean State Center for Independent Living at Warwick Public Library on Sandy Lane.
The forum, according to Sen. William A. Walaska (D- Dist. 30, Warwick)’s office, is an opportunity for all people with disabilities and their families to speak out and voice their concerns. There will be a panel of representatives present from several state agencies and community-based organizations to listen to the participants. These forums are being held throughout the state during the week of July 25–29, as part of the 26th year anniversary celebration of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“This forum, which is one of several being held throughout the state, is an important way for the state policy makers and planners to hear from people with disabilities,” said Walaska. “Their comments will help the state’s efforts to improve services and expand opportunities.”
Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning will be used at the site and a transcript will be compiled of the testimony. Assistive listening systems will be available upon request at the hearing. Requests for other language interpreting should be made to (401) 462-2130 at least 3 business days in advance.
Comments may be made in person during the forums. They can also be faxed to (401) 462-0106 or e-mailed to [email protected], or mailed by Aug. 8 to Governor’s Commission on Disabilities, John O. Pastore Center, 41 Cherry Dale Court, Cranston, RI 02920-3049. For more information or to request an accommodation, call (401) 462-0100 or 462-0101.
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