Are Your Organization and Its Board “Access Able”?
Katherine Schneider, Nonprofit Quarterly
June 8, 2021
Description / Summary
Charity to people with disabilities goes back to Biblical times, but philanthropy involving meaningful input from those served is a recent phenomenon.
The demand for “nothing about us without us” is core to the ethos of the disability rights movement. Major civil rights legislation for the one-in-five of us with disabilities—the Americans with Disabilities Act—is only 30 years old. When thinking about accessibility, we’re starting to consider more than ramps and bathrooms, like information access and attitudes like who should be at the board table.