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June 2018


Indiana AgrAbility conducted a county fairgrounds accessibility assessment for the Franklin County 4-H Association. Steve Swain, Indiana AgrAbility rural rehabilitation specialist, conducted the assessment with the assistance of Franklin County Extension Director Angie Riffle. The assessment examined parking and pathways, fairgrounds offices, exhibit areas, livestock show arena, and entertainment areas. A report will be submitted to the association providing a summary of the present state of the fairgrounds and priorities for complying with ADA guidelines in the future.

Steve Swain, the Indiana AgrAbility rural rehabilitation specialist, conducts accessibility assessments of farms, homes, and business for Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Because of this work, he has attended a series of meetings of the VR Home Modifications Workgroup. As a member of the workgroup, he has been a part of the process of reviewing VR policies and procedures for providing home modification services.

Submitted by Steve Swain