Who We Are
The Disability and Accessibility Action Group brings attention to obstacles and encourages changes that support the rights of the disability and Deaf communities. We are a cross-disability group focused on ensuring that disability rights are respected and access to community events and services are readily available and communicated clearly.
What We Are About
As a cross-disability group, we recognize that not everyone is familiar with or comfortable with the umbrella term disability. We would like to clarify that when we use the broad term disability we include physical, mobility, cognitive, hearing, vision, sensory, invisible, environmental, mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, chronic illness, those who are d/Deaf, Autistic as well as any unlisted conditions that might be covered under the ADA or be the subject of ableism or lack of accessibility.
We hope that we will be able to reduce the stigma that can be associated with all kinds of disabilities, and we encourage all to use person-centered language* which allows the person in question to dictate what kind of words they use to identify themselves.