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Join Us for a Free Interactive Webcast!

“Map Your Community’s Usability: 
A New Tool to Empower Consumers”

Weds., March 5, 2014
1:00-2:00 pm Central time 
(2:00 pm Eastern, Noon Mountain, 11:00 am Pacific)

How do you know if a local restaurant, pharmacy, bank, shopping center, or doctor's office is usable and accessible for people with disabilities? 

The “CHEC,” or Community Health Environment Checklist, is a new tool that offers a standardized way to measure the usability of sites in your community for people with disabilities. Then you can share that information with consumers through an online map. In this interactive webcast, we will:

1)      Discuss how the CHEC measures the usability of sites in your community.
2)      Demonstrate online maps that can be used to share the CHEC information with consumers.
3)      Ask for your feedback and ideas about: How to best provide training on this tool, which communities you’d like to map, who you think would use your maps, and other questions.

Who should attend: Any person interested in reporting or researching the usability of public spaces may be interested. This includes disability advocates, Center for Independent Living staff, occupational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals, social workers, public health workers, and others.


Instructions for attending the webcast:
1) On the day of the conference, enter as a guest at this URL: https://desktopconnect.ku.edu/chec/. (No special name needed.)
2) For the audio portion of the conference, call 1-877-278-8686, PIN 913384

To test your computer ahead of time, click this link: 
This will test your Flash and browser compatibility. To update Flash, go to 

This webcast is sponsored by the Research and Training Center on Measurement and Interdependence in Community Living (MICL), a project of the Research and Training Center on Independent Living at the University of Kansas. 

The contents of this webcast were developed under a grant from the Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) grant number H133B110006. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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