Advocacy

All People Accessible Business (APAB)

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The ILCNSCA All People Accessible Business (APAB) Project offers Accessibility Guidance Services designed to guide businesses to become more accessible so they can reach a broader customer base. Businesses that are designated as All People Accessible Businesses will be recognized and promoted by ILCNSCA to the disability community and beyond.

Join APAB to help guide businesses to become more accessible, friendly, and inclusive of people with disabilities on the North Shore and Cape Ann! If you are interested in becoming an APAB volunteer, please review the APAB volunteer job description on our Careers page.”

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding APAB, please contact Nick Holzthum by email at nholzthum@ilcnsca.org with “APAB question” written in the subject line of your email, or by phone at 978-741-0077 ext. 220.

Learn More about APAB!

The forerunner to APAB was the Restaurant Accessibility Survey Project (RASP). You can find the survey results in the North Shore and Cape Ann Accessible Restaurant Guide

Community Access Advocacy Team (CAAT)

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The Community Access Advocacy Team (CAAT) of the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc. (ILCNSCA) 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.

Access in the community encompasses both physical and communication accessibility to buildings and other entities in the community, as well as access to programs and services that enable people with disabilities to live independently in the community.

Through its advocacy and community education, CAAT aims to remove and/or mitigate cultural attitudinal barriers in society preventing people with disabilities from full access to the community.

Join CAAT to advocate for the creation of a supportive and fully accessible community environment. If you are interested in becoming a CAAT volunteer, please review the CAAT volunteer job description on our Careers page.

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding CAAT, please contact Nick Holzthum by email at nholzthum@ilcnsca.org with “CAAT question” written in the subject line of your email, or by phone at 978-741-0077 ext. 220.

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 Smcduff@ilcnsca.org. Shawn can help you register and mail in your registration form to your Town or City Hall. You can also go to www.carevote.org 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.