Walk and Roll April 8 With the Athens City Commission on Disabilities

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The Accessibility Committee of the Athens City Commission on Disabilities will have its annual “Walk and Roll” on Thursday, April 8, from noon to 1 p.m. to address accessibility concerns in Uptown Athens.

The virtual “Lunch and Learn” event will be hosted by Noah Trembly and Dr. Dianne Bouvier who serve on the Commission’s Accessibility Committee. Attendees will hear information on requirements based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Rob Delach and Davey McNelly, also members of the Committee, will guide participants through Uptown Athens to show and report accessibility issues. Jessica Adine, Interim Director of Engineering and Public Works, City of Athens, will join to describe steps the City is taking to become more accessible.

Athens Commission on Disabilities

All City residents of any ability are welcome to attend the live stream, which will be hosted on the City of Athens Facebook page at, as well as on the City Government Channel. ASL interpreting will be provided. If an additional accommodation is needed, email

Those wishing to attend are encouraged to download “Athens City Source,” a free smartphone application available for both Apple and Android. A brief tutorial and discussion on the app will be discussed during the event. “This is only one of the ongoing projects in which the Commission is engaged to ensure Athens is accessible to all its citizens, to those who want to live here, and to those who visit,” says Davey McNelly, Commission Chairperson. “It is our hope that members of the community will participate in this event to see what is being accomplished and to provide much needed input in order that continuous improvements may be made.”

The Athens City Commission on Disabilities is a committee of city government whose commitment is to provide a means for the concerns of people with disabilities to be heard; to advocate for public policy change; to provide expertise to the community on disabilities; and tell the community about the strengths and limitations of people with disabilities, as well as how the community can help them improve their quality of life, thereby ensuring equality of opportunity and full participation in community life for everyone.