Access-Ability Offers the Loan of Durable Medical Equipment to Help People Gain Greater Independence


Ornaments Come in Gold Stamp Imprinted Felt Lined Boxes with Choice of Color, Ribbon Tie Hanger and enclosed Informational Brochure.

Access-Ability Receives Grant From CRHF

The Columbus Regional Hospital is expanding services to accommodate dramatically increased agency and facility referrals in the following ways:


  • Partnering with CRH Cancer Center and Tower (Floors 3 & 4) Case Managers to ensure all patients are discharged with the DME (Durable Medical Equipment) necessary to facilitate improved health and an elevated quality of life, regardless of a patient's financial status. 

  • Collaborating with the CRH Lung Institute and Sleep Disorder Center to deliver an innovative approach to the treatment, even to those patients unable to afford DME such as C-Pap machines and  nebulizers.

  • Networking with VIM to refurbish donated DME to honor requests from those with limited or no financial resources.

  • Enabling the CRH Diabetes Center to provide medical supplies such as testing kits and adult personal  care items for those suffering from incontinence,

Grant Awarded From Custer and Nugent Foundations

Access-Ability was awarded grants for 2018. Thanks to all of the foundations for providing funds for more medical equipment for the community!!

Access-Ability Provides Wheelchairs

The inaugural A Day in a Wheelchair consisted of 25 individuals, mostly elected or appointed civic leaders, who were recruited to spend three to four hours in a wheelchair the morning of Oct. 27, 2017.

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Best of Non-

Profit Award

Access-Ability was awarded The Best of Non-profit Websites for 2016 by Pacific Medical.


Carol Mendenhall, graphic artist and Cindy Olson, Executive Director, created this website. We are very proud to be nonimated for this prestigious award.

Cummins Volunteers

Access-Ability is offering a spiritual poem for those who have lost a loved ones, hopefully aiding in their grieving experience.


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Letter From Heaven

These brave engineers from Cummins came in to fix six wheel chairs in the short time they were in the equipment room.

Access-Ability Helps With Senior Projects

Andrew Jones's senior project was choosen as one of the top extraordinary projects that benefit the community.  Andrew helped raise $5,000 selling ornaments for our agency in 2013.


Here he is with his buddies behind the United Way building testing Access-Ability's power chairs, learning of the difficulties the handicapped have on an everyday basis.


What a crew!! Thanks Andrew for a wonderful job. Good luck to all the graduates. Any student interested in a school project, call Cindy at

812- 314-2899 or



Andrew Jones from the North High School wrestling team, selling ornaments at the Farmer's Market in downtown Columbus for his senior project, which won the "Best Senior Project" .

Whatever your job description, know that your

contribution Is invaluable.


Dear Volunteers and Supporters,


l feel so privileged to work with all the great people associated with Access-Ability.


Because of the contributions from each of you, Access-Ability is able to provide much needed

assistance to our neighbors with disabilities and various health challenges across the Indiana 

counties served.  Regardless of your job responsibilities, you can and should be proud of your 

contribution to this valuable service.


I can't emphasize enough the importance of everyone's role in the Access-Ability mission.

Whether you work in client services, administration or maintenance, the mission could not be

done as efficiently without your contribution. 


Since many of you have few opportunities for interaction outside your own area of work, it may be

easy to forget how your individual role fits in with others' work.  Let me assure you that whatever you do is an integral part of Access-Ability services. 


We can be proud of the level of excellence reached by Access-Ability.  The service provided by Access-Ability reaches new levels every day. Each level up the ladder requires us individually and collectively to strive for even greater performance as we continue to improve in everything we do. 


It has been more than 52 years since Access-Ability (Formerly Easter Seals) started as a Non-profit agency. 


The first 40 years were as an all volunteer support group.  While often  we were able to help one another through advocacy and referral, far too often the needed equipment was not available to working people.  There was an obvious need for assistance for people who earned too much to qualify for traditional assistance, but did not earn enough to afford the disability and health related equipment they needed.   


Still, I am certain of this much:  you are with Access-Ability today and your contribution is invaluable.


Thank you so much for everything you do.


Cynthia Olson