Area 46 Accessibilities and Remote Communities Committee

Accessibilities and Remote Communities Committee (ARC)

Our Purpose

The Accessibilities and Remote Communities Committee (ARC) purpose is to assist A.A. members who have a variety of challenges in accessing the A.A. message in A.A. meetings, Twelve Step work and other A.A. service, whether those challenges are mental, physical, geographic, cultural or other factors that vary among people.

What We Do

Provide assistance or modifications for members with barriers such as:

  • Physical Disabilities and/or Chronic Illnesses
    • Take meetings to hospitalized or home-bound
    • Ensure meeting rooms are accessible
    • Services of Loners/Internationalist Meeting (LIM)
  • Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing
    • Provide American Sign Language Interpreters (ASL) at meetings and events
    • Video Relay Services (VRS)
    • DVDs of Alcoholics Anonymous (ASL)
    • Flyers to reach the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Community
  • Blind or Low Vision
    • Lists of sighted persons willing to provide transportation to and from meetings
    • Literature in Braille, large print, and/or CD
  • Limited Ability to Read
    • Easy-to-read literature
    • Audio resources such as books, pamphlets and Grapevine articles
    • CDs and DVDs

How We Accomplish Our Purpose


Contact the Area 46 Accessibilities & Remote Communities Committee Chair:
Paul G.

Get Involved (A.A.Members)

Any member of Alcoholics Anonymous within Area 46 can get involved in our committee. If you would like more information about getting involved start here.

For Professionals

If you are a professional and have clients or patients with accessibility issues, please contact our Accessibilities Chair.

If you need or someone you know needs help accessing Alcoholics Anonymous, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you!