The Americans with Disabilities Act improves the quality of millions of lives in the U.S. Along those same lines, our advocacy for people with disabilities can’t simply stay limited to campus. Our commitments extend across the country and, in some cases, beyond international borders. Sports competitions, accessibility standards and student teaching placements abroad all benefit from our big-picture approach.
Several years of fundraising, design and on-the-ground work have added up to more than $10,000 in donations and full accessibility for the zoo in Central America. Wide pathways, accessible restrooms and marked parking spots for visitors with restricted mobility are just a few of the byproducts of the College’s work.
Learn more about the Belize Zoo Transformation Project
Six sites across the nation were selected in 2009 to pilot the ICDI program and SUNY Cortland was one of them, earning three years worth of funding to collect data on physical activity, fitness and nutrition. The College’s project promotes an after school mentorship program that pairs pre-service teachers with community children and emphasizes physical activity, nutrition and homework help for all area youth, including those with disabilities.
Learn more about the ICDI Program