Disabilities

Congregational accessibility

The following symbols are universally recognized as signifying accessibility. If your congregation is interested in analyzing your attitudes and accommodation of persons of all abilities, there are self-assessment tools available through the Anabaptist Disabilities Network.


Mobility 50
Accessibility and Mobility (PDF) - The church’s building and grounds are accessible to wheel chair users and others with disabilities. This includes parking, entrances, restrooms, worship space, and preferably classroom space. It might also include door handles and faucets that are usable for those with limited hand mobility.
Hearing 50
Hearing (PDF) - Assistive listening devices (ALD) and other aids are provided for individuals who are hard of hearing.
Sign Language 35
Sign Language (PDF) - Sign language interpretation is provided to enable communication between hearing people and those who are deaf.
Vision 50
Vision (PDF) - Lighting in the worship area is adequate, and large print is made available in printed materials or through visual projection.
Disability support 50
Disability Support (PDF) - The congregation promotes inclusion of people with disabilities and mental illness by supporting them through awareness-raising, education, support groups, and provision for individual differences in gifts, behavior, and learning styles.