Disability legislation acknowledges the right of people with disabilities to participate in political and public life on an equal basis with others, but there continue to be significant barriers in accessing all aspects of the policymaking process. Advocacy and technology are two core strategies used by the disability community to advance the rights of people with disabilities. Further understanding of how these strategies and tools empower people with disabilities to connect with government is needed. This research seeks to develop and enhance civic knowledge and practices of people with disabilities by conducting civic engagement training and evaluation and examining the role of four disability advocacy organizations. Using qualitative and quantitative data, the research explores the inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in civic society, with a focus on advocacy and technology.
Harris, Sarah Parker; Owen, Randall; and De Ruiter, Cindy
"Civic Engagement and People with Disabilities: The Role of Advocacy and Technology,"
Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship: Vol. 5
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/jces/vol5/iss1/8