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City of Evansville now an "Ability City"

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke announced Monday that the City of Evansville is officially being recognized as an "Ability City."

You'll soon see signs posted around town as part of the Welcome to Evansville initiative, greeting people as they enter the city.

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month and the city wants to make sure the area is more inclusive for everyone.  They're doing so by making the city an "Ability City."

This means the city is committed to supporting the employment of everyone. 

One resident says it's been a long time coming, but he's happy to see changes.

"The good news is that this is a very small step in the right direction and my hope is that we will continue to have steps both small and large to prosecute the cause of insuring full community integration for people with disabilities," Gary May said.

The mayor also announced a petition to change the symbol of accessibility for a more positive depiction of people with disabilities.

Ability Indiana serves several companies offering a variety of goods and services, including Evansville Association for the Blind in Evansville. 

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