Lots, if your door opener is a lever style rather than a knob.
Like many ADA-compliant devices, door levers are beneficial for most of us. Levers can be opened with fists, elbows, even hips if you add a little shimmy. That makes them practical for baby-carrying parents, casserole-bringing potluck-ers, laptop-carrying meeting-goers, and anyone with arthritis or a carpal tunnel brace.
Thank you to Ken Jacobson for installing 8 new lever-sets on doors in the classroom hallway and to David Ledbetter who will soon be tackling doors in the Vaughan Fellowship Hall. This should make all of our internal doors (except locked office doors) levered.
If you are interested in assisting Community United Church of Christ in becoming “Accessible to All” you may contribute in several ways:
Give your time or talent to the A2A team.
a) As a full team member to help assess the environment
b) Help us become more aware of how we welcome ALL to our environment
c) Become a project team member to assist with an area of specialty that we may need to make physical changes
Contribute financially by labeling your gift “Accessible”. CUCC has an Accessibility Reserve Fund which is being used for accessibility improvements to our building.
Beth Allison-Moon is serving as the contact person for our A2A team. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This post is part of an occasional educational series as we become accessible to all. You can find all of the posts here, or look for articles featuring the Disability Pride flag.