Mission Statement

We explore, develop, and offer resources to alcoholics with significant barriers to receiving the A.A.message and to participating in our program of recovery. We want A.A. to be available to all alcoholics who reach out for it.

We focus on

   • Projects that support members with a variety of accessibility challenges.
   • Communications that keep the public and appropriate agencies informed about A.A. accessibility.
   • Providing resources and guidance to groups so that they can accommodate all A.A. members

Join us

We extend an invitation to anyone who would like to make A.A. accessible to all. Our committee meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.

   • How can we serve you?
   • Are you interested in joining our committee?
   • Do you need more information for a fellow?

Please contact us via email at accessibilities@ct-aa.org

 

 

More info: Accessibilities Committees Workbook and Kit, click here.

Background on Accessibilities Committees

Accessibility challenges apply to all alcoholics who have difficulties participating in Alcoholics Anonymous, whether those are mental, physical, geographic, cultural, or other factors that vary among people. Some of these alcoholics may experience barriers to accessing the A.A. message, including the literature, meetings, Twelve Step work, and the service structure. For the purpose of these guidelines in defining the accessibility issues that many alcoholics face, we refer primarily to persons who are blind or and/or deaf, have hearing and/or vision loss, those who are housebound or chronically ill, those who are living with the effects of brain injury or stroke, and many others who may have various kinds of abilities. Barriers to the message of Alcoholics Anonymous are not always readily evident.