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Friday, April 25, 2014

Stacey Reycraft

Disability group wants full-time ADA director

The Mayor’s Commission on Disability is asking the Oxford Board of Aldermen to consider hiring a permanent, part-time American with Disabilities Act director to help monitor new construction and comliancy issues. (July 31, 2012, Page 1, 3)

Survey finds accessibility issues

The Mayor’s Commission on Disability in Oxford is reviewing a lengthy report that highlights areas where the city fails to meet ADA requirements in city-owned buildings,parks and programs. (May 18, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

Politics as usual? These days, it’s politics unusual

Has politics changed? And is it winning? Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about the gamesmanship and inflexibility that’s taken over the process and wonders how the vast majority will end up having to deal with what’s ahead. (July 28, 2011, Page 4A)

Disability groups want to hear from you

Members of three disability rights groups are hoping to gain Oxford’s input  Thursday as to the needs and concerns of people with all types of disabilities.
A community “listening event” will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of the Oxford Convention Center. The Disability Partners’ Community Forums is being co-hosted by the Disability Rights Mississippi; the University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies; and the Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities. All three agencies are funded by the federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities. (August 10, 2010, Page 1)

Building blocks to green lifestyle

Sustainable design encompasses a variety of green and social philosophies to create a community open to everyone with as little a carbon footprint as possible. The Oxford EAGLE concludes its five-part series on sustainability with today’s report on local builders who are making the green-construction theory an affordable reality.

 (April 23, 2010, Page 1A)

Making Oxford accessible

ADA sidewalks are planned for several areas around Oxford with funds promised on an annual basis to the Mayor’s Committee on Disability Issues. (January 7, 2010)

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