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Accessibility Committee

Meeting Time: The 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at Central Office (1000 Elmwood Avenue). Our meeting can be interpreted for the deaf/hard of hearing with 72 hours advanced notice

What does the Accessibility committee do? We support the alcoholic who faces any physical challenge while attending meetings, and receiving the message. Some of the ways we do this are by providing a list of ASL interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing at meetings, coordinating meetings for the homebound and hospitalized, providing access to specialized A.A. media for visual impairment, ESL, deaf/hard of hearing, and limited reading abilities, and updating the local meeting list with accessibility information.

How do I get in touch with the Accessibility committee? You can call our Central Office at (585) 232-6720 or send us an email at office1@rochester-ny-aa.org. Our phone line is answered twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. You will leave your contact information with whoever answers and they will forward that information on to the committee. Contact the committee chair directly at accessibility_committee@rochester-ny-aa.org

What types of service work can A.A. members do at the Accessibility Committee? Committee members coordinate with staff of assisted living facilities to bring meetings to residents, help maintain library of specialized A.A. media, coordinate with A.A. groups to take meetings to homebound or hospitalized A.A. members, and coordinate sending ASL interpreters to A.A. meetings, based on A.A. group requests.

Additional Information:

P-83 – A.A. for the Alcoholic with Special Needs

A.A. Guidelines on serving Alcoholics with Special Needs

A.A. Workbook on Special Needs

A.A. Guidelines on Carrying the A.A. message to the Deaf Alcoholic