In 2020, The Ability Center identified a need to conduct a larger and longer-term evaluation of barriers to Independent Living in Ohio. With the data collected, we’re hoping disability advocates around the state are better equipped to move towards the vision of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Supreme Court case Olmstead v. L.C., 527 U.S. 581.
of respondents agreed there is not enough accessible housing in Ohio
of respondents could only afford less than $600 a month in rent
noted that public transportation is unreliable and does not get them to needed places on time
responded a lack of awareness of how to interact with people with disabilities is a major barrier to public access
do not think there are enough inclusive sports and recreation opportunities in their community
stated that there is high turn-over in the in-home provider workforce, and their in-home providers change often
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