All People Accessible Business (APAB)

Created by the Independent Living Center of North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc, (ILCNSCA), All People Accessible Business (APAB) project is a service designed to guide businesses to become more accessible and available to a broader customer base and to commend community businesses that are accessible and inclusive. Get Involved

The forerunner to APAB, the Restaurant Accessibility Survey Project (RASP) Results, North Shore and Cape Ann Accessible Restaurant Guide

Olmstead Plan

Olmstead Plan

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. Download the Community First Olmstead Plan.

Register to Vote

Register to vote at Rock the Vote Care Vote, Voting to support caring communities

Voters with Disabilities (Nov. 2, 2010 Election)

Are you registered to Vote? What about the people you serve and family members? Did you know that if you've moved since you last registered you will need to register again?

Registering is easier than ever. We are working with CareVote to register as many staff, clients, and family members as possible. The Independent Living Center's CareVote leader is Shawn McDuff who can be reached at 978-741-0077 x 140 or by email at Shawn can help you register and mail in your registration form to your Town or City Hall. You can also go to for more information.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Register to vote at Rock the Vote

The national network of ADA & IT Technical Assistance Centers, also known as DBTACs, seek your comments on experiences with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Your feedback on experiences in employment, building access, or access to public services will help the Centers identify training gaps and issues needing increased technical assistance. Tell us what has worked for you, what barriers you still encounter and how the ADA has made a difference in your life.

On-Going Advocacy Groups & Workshops

Community Access Advocacy Team (CAAT) meets on first Tuesday of each month from 2- 4 PM at ILCNSCA main office, 27 Congress Street, Suite 107, Salem. CAAT performs advocacy for accessibility in the community and works to mitigate/erase cultural barriers to persons with disabilities participating fully in all community activities. To join, contact Shawn McDuff at 978-741-0077 x 140 or email