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
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.