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Promoting lifelong access to community resources

City Access New York (CANY) promotes lifelong access to educational, vocational and cultural programs for New Yorkers of all abilities. CANY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that identifies barriers to participation, in schools and in the community, and adapts the content and delivery of programs to the diverse needs of people with disabilities.

Human +

Abilities!, a member of the Museum Access Consortium, is a partner in a National Science Foundation-funded project, tentatively titled Human +.  The New York Hall of Science museum is leading the development a new exhibit about how technology is used to expand human abilities.The exhibit will be built at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and will travel to numerous other science museums around the country.  One main focus of the exhibit will be how people with disabilities use a variety of technologies to help narrow the gap between what they want to accomplish and what they are able to do unassisted.