Invest In Access Inc.

Creating a legacy of accessibility for future generations.

aka Invest In Access   |   Ann Arbor, MI   |  http://invest-in-access.com/

Mission

Invest In Access (IIA), is a 501c3 non-profit organization, dedicated to furthering social equity for individuals living with physical and psychological differences. By focusing our services on adaptations to the workplace, we provide organizations with tangible accessibility outcomes that increase inclusivity for all.

Ruling year info

2019

President & CEO

Ms. Angela Marie Johnson

Main address

2012 Manchester Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA

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EIN

83-2515973

NTEE code info

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Thousands of people live with limited mobility on a chronic or circumstantial basis. Currently, standard accessible restrooms do not provide the accommodations that are necessary to support these individuals in an equitable and dignified way. Without changing benches, hoists, and adequate space for more than one person, people with limited mobility as well as their loved ones, are often faced with the unsanitary circumstance of changing their loved one on a restroom floor or simply shortening their trips in public. Invest In Access is a supporter of the global movement Changing Places, and as such has the means to establish equitable restrooms within the United States. Public spaces such as gyms, hotels + resorts, and universities, are equipped with accessible parking, elevators, entrance ramps, and roll pathways, but they are limited in equitable cardiovascular equipment for wheelchair users.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Recreation: Wheelers' Paramill

Public spaces such as gyms, hotels + resorts, and universities, are equipped with accessible parking, elevators, entrance ramps, and roll pathways, but they are limited in equitable cardiovascular recreation for wheelchair users. The Paramill allows wheelchair users to be included in community recreation alongside their family and friends; providing a cardiovascular experience similar to a treadmill.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Veterans

Thousands of individuals live with limited mobility on a chronic or circumstantial basis. Currently, standard accessible restrooms do not provide the accommodations that are necessary to support these individuals in an equitable and dignified way.

Without changing benches, hoists, and adequate space for more than one individual, individuals with limited mobility as well as their loved ones, are often faced with the unsanitary and circumstance of changing their loved one on a restroom floor or simply shortening their trips in public.

Invest In Access is a supporter or the global movement Changing Places, and as such has the means to establish equitable restrooms for all within the United States.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Veterans

People who live with physical and psychological differences face routine employment barriers due to inequities in workplace practices. Inequities in communication, hiring practices, marketing, operations and professional development are remedied by innovation.

Through first-hand experience, and cross-movement solidarity, Invest In Access, Inc. has the expertise to ensure your organization is providing a workplace that fully recognizes the value of all its employees.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meetings held with decision makers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Meetings with Board of Directors; began Winter 2018. Ongoing 2019, 2020, and scheduled for 2021.

Number of list subscribers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Metrics: Facebook LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter. Unmeasured metric: GIPHY. 656,800 @investinaccess channel views at 2020YE.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Invest In Access has 3 Primary Focus areas:

Communication & Events Management
*Crowd management
*Implementation of Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) services
*Routine usage of a RID Certified Sign Language Interpreter

Infrastructure
Implementation of Changing Place Restrooms. Changing Places is a global campaign working to address present disparities in restroom accommodations for people that live with complex and multiple disabilities or who have assistants with them.

Best Practice Trainings
*Normalization of constituency + how differences affect community events and/or workplace settings; ie: environmental trauma, developmental delays, down syndrome, fragile x syndrome, spinal cord injuries (SPI), severely multiply impaired (SXI).

Strategic partnerships with global + national organizations in order to further recognition and visibility for individuals who live with physical and/or psychological differences.

Invest In Access maintains a growing list of affiliates, and is active in numerous membership organizations for the purpose of continued professional development/exemplary service.

Select partnerships: American Association of Adapted Sports Programs, Changing Places United Kingdom, Forbes (DI)SCUSS, GuideStar, Linguabee, National Council on Independent Living, PSED Law, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, U.S. Captioning Company.

Y1:
Establishment of national Board of Directors.
Establishment of 10+ partnerships equating to 1+ partnership a month.
Earned Facebook Verification from Facebook, Inc.
Invited media collaborations: Forbes (DI)SCUSS, The Spark File Podcast.
Surpassed United States business statistical barriers for female, minority owned businesses.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, National Board of Directors,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We are staying current with social media best practices. Implementation example: Instagram Highlights (BOD, Core Values, Press, Giving Back).

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Invest In Access Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Angela Johnson

Invest In Access, Inc.

Term: 2018 - 2020

Jenna Vice President; MS, RDN, LDN, CPT

Appel Nutrition, Inc.

Ruth A. Treasurer; MBA

Huntington Bancshares

Lori Skibbe Secretary; Ph.D.

Michigan State University

Jacqueline RN, BSN, MPH

University of Michigan - Michigan Medicine

Tori PharmD, RPh.

CVS Health Corporation

Bridget YP

Cleveland State University

Rachel Spec Ed. TC/RR; CI, EI, LD

Ann Arbor Huron High School

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/26/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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