About 56 million Americans have some type of disability according to the latest Census data.
In Knoxville this week, city leaders are focusing on how to best accommodate those with disabilities.
The City of Knoxville and Construction Specifications Institute are presenting the East Tennessee Accessibility Event this Friday.
Location: Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave Knoxville, TN 37915
Date: Friday, September 21st
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event's goal is to show how to create access for people with disabilities through design, products and construction. Some of the events include a product show, experiential areas, presentations and education seminars. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero will be the keynote speaker.
Product show and experiential areas: FREE
Seminars and lunch:$20.00
You must RSVP by September 19, 2012 for Lunch to Mary Stonaker at firstname.lastname@example.org of (813) 391-1464
There will be free parking in Garage A or C.