Indianapolis Tops List Of Disability-Friendly Communities
Looking for a disability-friendly community? Indianapolis should be at the top of your list, according to the National Organization on Disability.
Indianapolis won the organization’s 2009 Accessible America Award due to its accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities. Other finalists for the award were Alexandria, Va., Denver, Colo., Louisville, Ky., New Haven, Conn., Sioux Falls, S.D. and Surprise, Ariz.
The award recognizes cities for including people with disabilities in all aspects of community life including employment, education, voting, transportation and housing. The winning city receives a $25,000 prize and is considered a national model for inclusion.
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Last year the winning city was Houston, Tex. Other winners have included Berkeley, Calif., Cambridge, Mass, Irvine, Calif, Pasadena, Calif, Phoenix, Ariz. and Venice, Fla.