COMMUNITY AWARENESS & ADVOCACY

Disability Network Capital Area is part of a larger network of Centers for Independent Living bringing disability awareness and advocacy efforts to the forefront. We work on a larger scale to help governments and businesses make changes that benefit not just those with disabilities but everyone in the community. The independent living movement helps strengthen the idea that “Nothing about us, without us.”

  • Systems Change: Speak before Legislature and collaborate with community partners
  • American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws: Education and awareness
  • Work to educate employers on job accommodations when necessary
  • Provide disability awareness presentations to local groups
  • Group and individualized advocacy skill building training
Before & After photos of a curb ramp

Before & After photos of a curb ramp, from cracked and uneven to an ADA approved curb ramp.

Project Access

Accessibility is an important consideration to building community and including all individuals in every aspect of life. The purpose of Project Access is to promote accessibility and accommodation for all individuals. Disability Network Capital Area is excited to share this Project with the public by providing awareness, education about the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and recommendations for improvement following a site assessment.

Project Access is currently focusing on accessibility in four areas:

  • Access for All check list
  • Accessible Parking
  • Websites
  • Universal Housing/Aging in Place

For more information or to schedule a site assessment, please contact Teresa Weaver at 517-999-7519.