JSA’s Access Navigators wins Governor’s Accessibility Award

November 01, 2019 - Northern New England
Shown (from left) are: Charles Saia, executive director, New
Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Disabilities; Lisa Couture,
executive director, Krempels Center; Anne Weidman, Access
Navigators; and Governor Chris Sununu. Front row: Todd
Hanson, founder, Access Navigators

Portsmouth, NH Todd Hanson and Anne Weidman of Access Navigators have been honored with the 2019 Governor’s Accessibility Award. Presented by the New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Disability, the award is given to individuals who have distinguished themselves through initiatives that embody the mission of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Access Navigators was nominated for this distinction by Krempels Center, a brain injury support center in Portsmouth. 

“It turns out there’s value in an architect having his mouth shut but his eyes open,” said Todd Hanson, founder of Access Navigators and principal at JSA. Hanson lives with a neuro-muscular disease that requires him to use a wheelchair for mobility and an iPad app for speech. “What makes this initiative unique is the multi-faceted approach of building community awareness, collecting useful accessibility information across the region, and educating businesses about using accessibility as an economic driver.” 

 

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