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Tempe Convention & Visitor’s Bureau wins Disability Award

Jun 15, 2007
Contact: Toni Smith
Communications Manager
(480) 894-8158

The Tempe Convention & Visitors Bureau (Tempe CVB) was honored with the 2007 Tempe Mayor’s Disability - Pride of the City Award, which recognizes outstanding disability-related individuals or organizations. The Tempe CVB received the award for producing the Access Tempe Guide and for raising the level of awareness about travel for people with disabilities.

The Tempe CVB partnered with the City of Tempe, Arizona State University (ASU) and APS (Arizona Public Service) to publish Access Tempe as a way to answer the needs of Tempe’s residents and travelers visiting Tempe who have disabilities. To ensure the accuracy of Access Tempe, the City of Tempe’s ADA and Accessibility Specialist conducted surveys of Tempe accommodations, restaurants, city buildings, parks and recreation centers.

Available in print and online, Access Tempe is a comprehensive listing of Tempe’s and Arizona State University’s (ASU) accessible features. Information includes locations and measurements of doors, parking, and bathroom facilities, as well as listings for Braille signage, mobility services, medical supplies/repair locations and even car rentals that offer hand controls. “We have made every effort to insure that the online guide is accessible to everyone, including those who use screen readers,” noted Stephanie Nowack, Tempe CVB President and CEO.