Accessible Arizona - Chapter of the United Spinal Association offers a new wave of advocacy in the form of a grass roots movement for people living with severe mobility disabilities in Arizona. We are a group of people, fighting today for an accessible tomorrow. It is important for us to help fellow disabled Arizonans in need through acts of kindness, however our focus is to educate the public to create a world with universal design. Education is the key to ending current discrimination and encouraging access. In addition to education, we strive to positively represent people with disabilities in the Arizona legislature. We present issues to legislators that are driven by the true needs of the community, and we are not afraid to take on any issue. We are a powerful group of successful, independent people who happen to have disabilities.
A Different Mindset
In order to better serve those with severe mobility disabilities we have to be able to speak candidly and question openly, and that is exactly what we do. Our direct approach reflects the frustration our members feel from discrimination, stereo-types, and non-compliance. We are strong-minded individuals who do not partake or support the victim mentality. We are merely seeking the opportunity to live the same quality of life our able-bodied counterparts enjoy.
01. NOT ALL DISABILITIES ARE CREATED EQUAL
An individual's needs change based on the severity of an their disability and circumstances. The limited resources we have need to go to those with the greatest need.
02. EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO AN ARIZONA ACCESSIBLE FOR US ALL
Education on the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rights afforded under it for both disabled and able-bodied individuals is necessary for any form of progress. Accessible AZ's main goal is to educate Arizona.
03. LOW- COST TO NO-COST SOLUTIONS ARE OUR FIRST RESORT
Arizona is a conservative state that is concerned with funding. The success of suggested legislation depends greatly on the financial impact it makes, therefore in order to increase the likelihood of adoption we must offer options that minimize financial impact.
04. Working with Arizona's businesses
We believe people with disabilities have the responsibility to work alongside businesses to create an accessible world.