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New Video: Disability Advocates Improve Their Community for All

“Stoplights Don’t Stop Us!” tells the story of people with disabilities in Emporia, Kansas, who advocated for change in their community that enhanced their ability to participate. The video is also available with audio description.

The consumers carried out their work as part of a project conducted by the Research & Training Center on Community Living (RTCIL). The Building Capacity for Full Community Participation research team partnered with eight Centers for Independent Living around the country to provide CIL consumers with tools for making community change.

You can learn more about this process for making change in RTCIL’s free publication: Your Action Planning Guide for Promoting Full Community Participation Among People with Disabilities: A Resource for Independent Living Centers and Other Community-based Initiatives” (PDF).

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