Report on request for Access Ready Inc Board of Directors Action by 04-08-2019

Report on request for Access Ready Inc Board of Directors Action by 04-08-2019

Title, Policy on Boycott and Friends of Accessibility strategy
Issued on 03-29-2019
Honorable members of the Access Ready Inc. Board of Directors,
Under the bylaws Article VII Section 9 as Chair I am requesting that you vote on the following agenda electronically
A simple response to the Chair-CEO by email will be registered by the Chair-CEO and then filed with the corporate Secretary.
A notice of this action will then be placed on the Consent Agenda and included in the Board package for the next formal meeting.
Your vote in this format does have the force and effect of an action in a formal board meeting. The Consent Agenda vote is a formality intended to give the Board a second look at actions taken electronically. Please reply to all when responding.
The voting on this agenda will be open until 5 pm on 04-08-2019
A failure to respond will automatically register as an affirmative or yes vote on the agenda.
May it please the Board, the Chair-CEO respectfully requests that the Board consider and approve the following policy on a boycott and Friends of Accessibility strategy.
This is necessary to make real our commitment to make public those entities who refuse to work toward or oppose becoming accessible as well as those who prove to be Friends of Accessibility. We need to create such spaces on our home page. and separate pages for the detailed list that includes all the required information. We also need to create a place to list those entities who have adopted an Access Ready Policy or who in the Board’s opinion are Friends of Accessibility and are acting to create accessibility.
Policy 04-08-2019-1
Policy on boycott and Friends of Accessibility strategy
It shall be the policy of Access Ready Inc. to identify business, government and nonprofit entities who choose to be inaccessible, openly oppose accessibility or actively promote discriminatory inaccessibility. It will do this by posting such entities to a boycott list on its home page and by publicizing through its social media and public relations stream the names of, deeds of, and supporting facts related to such offenders. The Committee on Advocacy of the Board will approve including or removing the names of such entities from the boycott list.
The Boycott list will recommend that people with disabilities boycott doing business with such business entities. It will recommend that people with disabilities file formal complaints against government entities and write letters to the media about all such entities. It will recommend that people with disabilities file complaints to the funders of nonprofits who are on the list.
Each listing will include the name, contact information and specific offence of each entity placed on the list.
Likewise, it shall be the policy of Access Ready Inc. to identify business, government and nonprofit entities who choose to be accessible, openly support accessibility or actively promote non-discriminatory accessibility. It will do this by posting such entities to a Friends of accessibility list on its home page and by publicizing through its social media and public relations stream the names of, deeds of, and supporting facts related to such supporters. The Committee on Advocacy of the Board will approve including or removing the names of such entities from the Friends of Accessibility list.
The Friends of Accessibility list will recommend that people with disabilities do business with such business entities. It will recommend that people with disabilities file official statements of approval with government entities and write letters to the media supporting all such entities. It will recommend that people with disabilities file statements of support with the funders of nonprofits who are on the list.
Each listing will include the name, contact information and specific details of each entity placed on the Friends of Accessibility list.
Access Ready Inc. will not solicit donations from or accept donations from any entity on either the boycott or Friends of Accessibility lists in exchange for any placement or removal of any entity on those lists. Access Ready welcomes supportive contributions from all individuals, nonprofits and corporations without any expectation of a quid pro quo action on the part of Access Ready Inc.
Elizabeth Campbell Yes
Gust Dean Doulou Vice-Chair, Yes without objection
Stephen M. Handschu Yes without objection
DR Martin G. Lewis Yes without objection
Matthew Michaelis Yes without objection
Paul R. Michaelis PHD Yes without objection
Debra Roberts-Bellanti Yes without objection
William (Chip) Smith Yes without objection
Mariano Tan Yes
Carol Westlake Yes without objection
Board of Directors Actions completed by 04-08-2019
Certified Corey R. Saur
Corporate Secretary
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