ACT Staff Takes on NCIL

In July, employees from The Ability Center traveled to Washington D.C. for the 2018 Annual Conference on Independent Living put on by the National Council on Independent Living.

"NCIL provided an opportunity to reinvigorate disability rights advocates from around the country, as the past two years have been a continuous battle.

Advocates push for Franklin Park TARTA Bus Stop

Disability advocates from local groups including The Ability Center, The Fair Housing Center, Toledo/Lucas County Community of People with Disabilities, and Community Advocates for Transportation Rights (CATR) came together for a press conference welcoming the addition of a new Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) bus stop located near Charming Charlie at Franklin Park Mall on August 20.

This achievement is a culmination of several years of grassroots advocacy efforts to improve accessibility for people living with disabilities.

Centers for Independent Living Work with Partners to Pass New Legislation that Opens the Market for Accessible Cabs in Ohio

The Center for Independent Living Options, Ohio Association of Centers for Independent Living, and the University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities worked diligently with Representatives Bill Seitz and Catherine Ingram and Senators Frank LaRose and Charleta Tavares to pass legislation that opens the market for accessible cabs, including Uber and Lyft, in Ohio.