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Our ACCESS Main Street Website offers resources to promote universal design, accessibility, inclusion, and ease of use within all aspects of the community.

The ACCESS Main Street Website presents resources, information, tools, products, examples and strategies for the universal design of communities and for the inclusion of all members of the community, gathered from a host of sources for you: employers and restaurants, businesses and schools, builders and service providers, media and informational technology consumers, employees and shoppers and every other member of the community interested in community accessibility.

Developed in the Rehabilitation Research Design and Disability (R2D2) Center, of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM), this website was largely funded by Wisconsin Pathways to Independence Project, a Project of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, to address the barriers to employment and community living faced by many individuals with disabilities. A primary focus area of the R2D2 Center is Universal Design, accessibility and community inclusion. The R2D2 Center aspires to assist all members of the community to learn about the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life.

“Design Including People with Disabilities is Better Design for Everyone.”

Let us know what you think! We are always interested in your feedback regarding our website and the available resources, so please register with us and make use of the “comments” feature to comment on specific resources. Please utilize our Feedback Form or our contact information to inform us of any issues with the website; to let us know how you found the site helpful to you or to your work; or to suggest new resources for development, or other great resources you know of for promoting the universal design of communities.

Thanks for visiting the ACCESS Main Street Website!

"Advancing employment opportunities and expectations for people with disabilities strengthens not only America's economy, but our moral fiber. It creates a more inclusive America, one where every person is recognized for his or her accomplishments — and that should be our goal not just on Labor Day but every day."

Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez, Office of Disability Employment Policy, September 7, 2009