Alexandria Named One of Top Cities in Accessibility Contest July 29, 2009
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Alexandria Named One of Top Cities in Accessibility Contest


ALEXANDRIA, VA (July 29, 2009) - The National Organization on Disability listed Alexandria as one of the top accessible cities in the country in the eighth annual 2009 Accessible America Competition.

Alexandria was chosen as a finalist for the opportunities the city provides people with disabilities and overall accessibility. To be selected as a finalist, Alexandria showed a commitment to enabling access to all aspects of life in the community, such as jobs, education, voting, transportation, housing and services.

This year's winner is Indianapolis, Ind. Other top finalists are Denver; Louisville, Ky.; New Haven, Conn.; Sioux Falls, S. D.; and Surprise, Ariz.

The Accessible America Competition is funded by the AARP and administered by the National Organization on Disability. A panel of disability advocates and experts chose the winner based on comprehensive accessibility and opportunity for people with disabilities.

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