According to the 2016 United States Census, over 4 million businesses (about 78%) have less than 10 employees. These small businesses, along with non-profits, religious congregations, and other community organizations make up a big portion of the world we live in. Yet, few smaller organizations can afford to hire accessibility expertise to evaluate and fix their web sites, facilities, and business practices. That means these organizations often fail to serve the 56.7 million Americans with disabilities. This gap discriminates against individuals with diverse abilities and undermines these organizations, who are missing out on the 200 billion dollars of discretionary spending this minority presents.
Accessible Community, a 501(c)3 charity, brings together experts, volunteers, business and organization leaders, and individuals with diverse abilities to create a more inclusive world, focusing on small businesses, community organizations, and the surrounding communities.
Empowering Creative Solutions as Diverse as the Community We Serve.
We nurture disability-inclusive communities by:
- helping small organizations become accessible, and
- helping people with disabilities find accessible organizations.
Help community organizations and small businesses successfully engage people with disabilities by:
- Providing a central database of accessible organizations
- Educating individuals and organizations about virtual, physical, and cultural accessibility
- Providing tools and information to help organizations evaluate and improve accessibility
- Connecting organizations who need accessibility help with volunteers and other organizations who can assist
- Sharing and learning from accessibility successes and challenges