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Retired Tennessee Disability Pathfinder Director Receives Floyd Stewart Accessibility Award

Updated on 8/12/2013 10:45:26 AM.

Carole Moore-Slater, recently retired director of Tennessee Disability Pathfinder, has received the Floyd Stewart Accessibility Award from the Middle Tennessee Center for Independent Living. The award recognizes ongoing commitment and contributions to increasing community accessibility and was given to Moore-Slater at a luncheon celebrating the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the life of Floyd Stewart, a local disabilities advocate who died earlier this year.

Representatives from the Center for Independent Living cited Moore-Slater’s work with Stewart on the Access Nashville project as the basis for the honor. Access Nashville focuses on gathering information about “accessibility- friendly” restaurants, entertainment attractions, and transportation services in Nashville. The information is linked to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau website by geographic location and on their “Accessible Nashville” page.

Moore-Slater served as director of Tennessee Disability Pathfinder, a project of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, for 16 years. She retired in June of this year. Pathfinder’s mission is to provide a comprehensive multilingual disability clearinghouse of information and referral resources and support services for people with disabilities and their families in Tennessee.

The Center for Independent Living of Middle Tennessee is a non-profit agency which guides people with various disabilities to agencies and services that will help bring about the most independent lifestyle.

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