FCFP awards grant to North Central Sight Services, Inc. for ADA … – Lock Haven Express


Jan 19, 2023
PHOTO PROVIDED Kim Zimmer, President/CEO of North Central Sight Services, Inc., and Erin Ruhl, Director of Community Engagement of First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, are pictured above.
WILLIAMSPORT — North Central Sight Services, Inc. (NCSS) recently received a grant of $126,750 from the Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) to be used for the Restroom Low Vision Solution Renovation.
Built in 1987 as an industrial site, the building that houses North Central Sight Services was constructed prior to the implementation of the American’s with Disabilities Act. Since purchasing the site in 2007, NCSS has made many updates to renovate the facility to meet ADA standards and fit the needs of our associates, many of whom are people with visual disabilities. Like the other restrooms in our facility, our renovated restroom will not only meet ADA standards for mobility but will be designed with high contrast color so floors, countertops, walls and doors are easily defined. This renovation will not only give our associates and visitors an updated facility, but it will also make mobility much easier.
“We are thrilled by the support from FCFP to update our restrooms. It is imperative that we are able to continue to make our building ADA compliant and accessible to all employees and visitors.” said Kim Zimmer, President/CEO of North Central Sight Services, Inc.
North Central Sight Services, in partnership with First Community Foundation Partnership, is pleased to announce its new renovation of Low Vision Solution restrooms. Featuring extra wide doors and high contrast fixtures, walls and floors, the restrooms provide people with low vision and other disabilities an easily accessible space. NCSS, with the help of FCFP, continues to improve the lives and working environment of people with disabilities in Lycoming County.
Part of NCSS’ mission is to create sustainable, person-centered employment. This renovation will let our employees with visual impairments know that their needs are being recognized, acknowledged and met. Our mission is also to foster positive change, awareness and advocacy while removing barriers. Updating our facility is a positive change that shows our employees with visual or physical disabilities that we are aware of their needs and are working to remove any and all barriers possible while they are employed at North Central Sight Services.
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