“From Art to Advocacy: The Accessible Icon Project”

Title: “From Art to Advocacy: The Accessible Icon Project”

Speakers: Dr. Brian Glenney, Tim Ferguson-Sauder, Leah Serao, and Jeff Gentry

Purpose: A group presentation that shared the story of the project and discussed the purpose, hopes, and direction of the Accessible Icon.

Handouts: Accessible Icon Handout


Fun Facts About The Icon:

1. State Use: (30+ States)

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York*, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin

 2. International Use: (10+ countries)

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands

3. Types of Organizations Using The Icon:

Businesses, Cities, States, Hospitals, Parks and Recreation Centers, Universities, Private and Public Schools (all grades), Restaurants, and Websites

4. Press:

Project featured on Good Morning America, CNN, BBC, NPR, PBS, Higher Chronicles of Education, The Washington Post and the front cover of the Boston Globe

5. Legal Adoption:

New York State is the first state to legally adopt the icon. New Jersey and other states are following lead.

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