Providence releases Accessibility Guide

Mayor Elorza Joins Accessible RI, Department of Health for Release of 2016-17 Accessibility Guide 

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza Tuesday joined members of Accessible RI, the MS Dream Center, and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) to release the 2016-17 Accessible RI Accessibility Guide.

“All residents deserve high quality services and opportunities to enjoy life,” said Mayor Elorza. “I want to thank Accessible Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Department of Health for their leadership in creating this guide.”

The 96-page Accessible RI Guide contains accessibility information on parking, routes of travel, entrances and restroom accommodations for restaurants, health and wellness, recreational venues, and more in a vision friendly font.

“For people with disabilities, knowledge about accessibility is a critical issue,” said Donald Perna, who is the Executive Director of Accessible Rhode Island. “When people with disabilities are planning a trip or a night on the town, they need to know what accommodations are in place to make their trip as enjoyable and uncomplicated as possible.”

Accessible RI partnered with the RIDOH, which provided support so staff could be hired to conduct inspections at hundreds of locations around the state. The Accessible RI website,, provides a detailed listing of over 1500 venues throughout the state.

(release from City of Providence) 

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