What We Do

AccessABILITY is a Disability Rights organization serving Indianapolis and the seven surrounding counties. We provide individual consumers, governmental agencies, corporations and other non-profits with the tools necessary to ensure the acceptance, respect and inclusion of everyone. The result is that our communities are enriched through the full participation of ALL PEOPLE.

We are consumer-driven:

  • This means that we work at the direction of our consumers who are entitled to control over the decisions that affect their lives.
  • We represent the community we serve–no less than 51% of our staff and governing board are persons with disabilities.
  • Most importantly – All of our services are provided free of charge.

Counties we serve are: Boone, Johnson, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion, Morgan and Shelby

Our Mission

To empower our peers with disabilities to lead and control independent lives fully included in community life.

Our History

In 1987 a group of disability self-advocates residing in Central Indiana came together to form the Indianapolis Resource Center for Independent Living (IRCIL), known as accessABILITY since 2010–accessABILITY adopted our new name to better communicate our message.

Since that time, accessABILITY has provided services, support and information to over 20,000 people with disabilities to help insure equal access to all aspects of community life. Additionally, accessABILITY provides education and advocacy to all members of the community to help increase awareness and break down barriers that impede inclusion.