The Disability Resource Center acts in collaboration with other organizations such as the Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council and the other ten MA Independent Living Centers to eliminate barriers to full social participation by individuals with disabilities. Advocacy may take any one of several forms including technical assistance on laws and regulations to other service organizations, or education of elected and appointed local and state officials on rights and benefits of participation by persons with disabilities.
The Disability Resource Centers' Accessible Business for All People (ABAP) Project offers businesses guidance to become more accessible and reach a broader customer base. Businesses that are designated as Accessible Business for All People will be recognized and promoted by the DRC to the disability community and beyond.
The Community Access Advocacy Team (CAAT) of the Disability Resource Center is a volunteer group of peers advocating for positive social change, the elimination of discriminatory barriers, and the creation of a supportive and fully accessible community environment.
The Community First Olmstead Plan is a work in progress. The six goals provide a framework for ongoing and future work focused on achieving the mandate and the spirit of the Olmstead decision: people with disabilities across the lifespan have a right to live in their communities.
The national network of ADA & IT Technical Assistance Centers, also known as DBTACs, seek comments on experiences with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Go to www.adata.org and share your experiences in access to your place of employment, or access to public services.