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The Council for Community Accessibility (CCA) is a volunteer group that advocates for the interests of people with disabilities. Formerly known as the Community Council on Handicap Concerns, the group was formed in 1990. The CCA promotes awareness of the challenges faced by people with disabilities, and works to develop solutions to problems of accessibility in the community. Learn more...

The CCA holds public meetings at City Hall at Showers Plaza, 401 N. Morton Street, Bloomington, Indiana. Please contact Craig Brenner (349-3471) for details.

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CCA Seeks Nominees for Annual Awards!

The Council for Community Accessibility is accepting nominations for its annual awards ceremony which recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that make the community more accessible for people with disabilities. See Award categories below.

CLICK HERE to submit a nomination! The deadline for nominations is Oct. 10, 2014.

The awards ceremony will take place at the end of October. More information will be available soon.

For information about nominations or about the CCA, contact Craig Brenner, Special Projects Coordinator, via e-mail at or by phone at 349-3471.

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Congratulations to the 2013 CCA Annual Award Winners!

Indianapolis Colts Community Spokesperson Josh Bleill was the keynote speaker at the 2013 CCA annual awards ceremony on October 28th at Bell Trace Senior Living. Bleill is an Iraqi war veteran who lost both legs as the result of an explosion and wrote about his road to recover in his book, One Step at a Time: A Young Marine's Story of Courage, Hope and a New Life in the NFL.

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2013 CCA Awardees (from left) Rachel Roby; Katie Herron; Cindy Fleetwood; Mike Girvin of IU Campus Division; Micki Fountain, Jamie Andree and Marcy Wenzler of Indiana legal Services, Inc.; and Jessica Troxel

The following award winners were recognized for outstanding service:

Self-Advocacy Award: Jessica Troxel, Ivy Tech Community College student and mother, for facing her challenges - including loss of an arm in an automobile accident - with bravery and integrity.

Professional and Community Service Award: Indiana Legal Services, Inc., for helping provide free legal assistance to low-income citizens and people with disabilities.

Business Service Award: Indiana University Campus Division, for currently employing six individuals with disabilities who help maintain the IU campus.

Housing Service Award: Cindy Fleetwood, Housing Manager at LIFEDesigns, Inc., for her commitment and involvement in developing new, affordable and accessible housing projects.

Kristin Willison Volunteer Service Award: Rachel Roby, for assisting clients at Indiana Legal Services and at the Community Justice and Mediation Center in Bloomington.

Mayor's Award: Katie Herron, Chair of the Council for Community Accessibility, for leading the CCA by example, serving as public speaker and advocate, educator, and behind-the-scenes mediator, doing it all with warmth and humor.

Thank you to the award ceremony sponsors: Indiana Institute for Disability and Community, Ivy Tech Community College, Kiwanis Club of Bloomington, Indiana University Credit Union, Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living, United Way of Monroe County, Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana, and Carle and Linda Crawford

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Disability & Accessibility Awareness Months

Disability Logo The City of Bloomington designates March as Disability Awareness Month and April as Accessibility Awareness Month. Learn More

Directory of Resources Available

CCA Directory Cover3 The City of Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility has finished updating the 2012 Directory of Resources and Services for People with Disabilities! This directory contains general information about local, state, and national organizations that assist people with disabilities and also provides contact information for each organization. To learn more about these organizations and how they assist people with disabilities, CLICK HERE.

CCA Logo small The Council's annual awards ceremony was held on Monday, October 29th at St. Mark's United Methodist Church.

2012 Award Recipients - Event Photos

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Major Programs/Resources of the Council

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Is your business accessible? The AccessAbility Decal Program recognizes local businesses that take necessary steps to make themselves accessible to persons with disabilities with a decal to display on their storefront. To learn more about accessible businesses in the area, CLICK HERE.

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Do you have a substantial disability? Does your disability mean you have special needs that you want first responders to be aware of? Get help when you need it most! MORE INFO