Accessibility Services Coordinator
Sue Anderson is an Accessibility Services Coordinator at SAIL, the Disability Network of the U.P. She works with state and federal agencies and other entities with the goal of creating an Absolutely Accessible U.P.—an Upper Peninsula where physical environments and services are barrier free.
Sue has lived in the U.P. for nearly 25 years and is a graduate of NMU’s teacher education program. She came to SAIL after working for Gwinn Schools as a special education teacher for about 15 years. Sue and her late husband, Eric, have two grown children Lydia and Aidan. In her free time, Sue enjoys spending time with friends and family, walking, practicing yoga, reading, researching her genealogy, and brushing her cats.
What Our Team Has To Say.
"I want to improve acceptance, community integration and employment opportunities for people in my community who have disabilities. They are individuals with strengths and challenges just like everyone else."
"As an intern at SAIL, I have been able to direct many people toward programs or organizations that may help people live more independently. Every time a goal is accomplished, the feeling of success is totally noticeable. Even with one client at a time, the community is noticing that this organization cares about our clients and the communities in which they serve."
"Disability Network has allowed me to share ways to deal with social issues, given me new ideas about technology and other accommodations, helped me to share and release stress, and increased my self esteem."