Our advocacy staff works at local, state, and federal levels to promote positive change for people with disabilities
Our efforts in policy analysis, community organizing, and legal representation are focused on the housing, transportation, public access and health care sectors.
Through Community Organizing
We engage with state and local disability communities at the grassroots level to improve public policy and influence social change. Our staff works with area coalitions to advocate for affordable and accessible housing, expand transportation options, and ensure access to health care.
Disability advocates from local groups including The Ability Center welcomed the addition of a new TARTA bus stop located at the Franklin Park Mall. This achievement was a culmination of several years of grassroots advocacy efforts to improve accessibility for people living with disabilities.
We monitor and assist private and public partners in their efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability rights legislation..
Some examples of ADA agency compliance projects include: