The Congregational Accessibility Network (CAN) was begun by Anabaptist Disabilities Network in 2007. In 2011, CAN became an independent organization with an international interfaith mission to encourage congregations of all faiths to include persons with disabilities. In 2014, members of the former Committee on Disabilities of National Council of Churches joined CAN to continue the mutual support and networking that occurred for many years in that setting.
On August 31, 2022, CAN’s name was changed to Disability Ministry Network (DMN). More information.
Legacy information below.
CAN’s tools can be used by a congregation of any faith group. We are using the term “congregation” to describe a faith community of worshipers gathered in a particular geographic location. Our goal is for all religious communities to be accessible, welcoming and inclusive of persons with disabilities. Please let us know if we can do anything to represent your faith community and its desire to include persons with disabilities in a better way.
CAN is seeking additional partners and sponsors to endorse, promote, support, and use the tools provided through CAN. See the Sponsors page for those organizations who currently support CAN in some way.
If your organization or denomination would like to become a contributor to the network, please contact Paul Leichty by phone or email. See the footer for contact information.