A050 Publishing and Sharing Resources for Disability Access and Inclusion

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,

That The Episcopal Church recognize that all people are children of God and that our Baptismal Covenant requires us to recognize the dignity of every human being; and be it further

Resolved, That disabled and Deaf people have been historically and systemically excluded from Church life and business throughout Church history; and be it further

Resolved, That the Church has committed itself to voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act through creation of a Task Force on Disability and Deaf Access in 2018; and be it further

Resolved, That the 81st General Convention direct the Episcopal Church Center to publicize, through the Episcopal Church website and by other appropriate means, to dioceses, congregations, and Christian Formation leaders, a Best Practices Guide for voluntary means of creating an accessible Church and a disability sensitivity and awareness training for all to use as resources in furtherance of an accessible Church.