Quick links

Crip Camp from Netflix

Crip Camp on Youtube

Bennett’s Village

Bennett’s Village is an organization dedicated to make the world a more inclusive place for ALL to play.  Read More

Sign language classes

IRC offers fun and informative Beginning, Advanced Beginning, and Intermediate Sign Language Classes. We offer fall, winter, spring, and summer sessions. Due to the pandemic, our classes are being held via Zoom only.

Brenda Gianniny of the IRC leads a sign language class

Adaptive equipment

See what adaptive equipment (power chairs, manual wheelchairs, etc.) is currently available. If we don't have what you need, we also accept requests.

ADA corner

Our central hub for various resources related to the Americans with Disabilities Act

The VisitAble Database

The Visitable Database actively helps locations become more mobility-friendly, advertises companies who are leading the way in accessibility, and provides an easy way for those with mobility issues to explore accessibility!

Featured articles

The ADA was born in Virginia efforts for Accessibility

Kathryn A. Hayfield column: Americans with Disabilities Act born of Virginia's struggle for equality

IRC and Transportation

Since IRC's historic influence on the transportation system in the '80s, IRC has continued to be the principle advocate for accessible transportation for people with disabilities in Planning District Ten.

Local news

Disabled woman files Fair Housing suit against State Delegate March

A disabled Christiansburg woman who is renting an apartment in a boarding house owned by state Del. Marie March, R-Floyd County, has filed a complaint with the Virginia Fair Housing Board against March and her company, Big Bear Properties LLC.  Read More

Charlottesville Cardinals bring Wheelchair Basketball to Walton Middle School

The Charlottesville Cardinals team was at Walton Middle School demonstrating how they play and giving kids a chance to experience the game from their point of view. See More

Pregnant Women with Disabilities more likely to experience Partner Violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A recent study by the University of Virginia says pregnant women with disabilities are more likely to experience violence in relationships.

“We also know that health care providers are less likely to discuss sexual and reproductive health care with this population, often viewing them as asexual. So, these women aren’t receiving critical information on contraception and other important aspects of sexual and reproductive health care,” Jeanne Alhusen said.

Women with disabilities also struggle to find help and resources if they do reach out for help.  Read More

Let’s Talk – Living with a Disability



Disability Advocate Rebekah Taussig: Here’s How We Shift from Ableism to True Accessibility


The author and @sitting_pretty Instagram influencer shares her vision for shifting the cultural narrative around disability.  Read More

Activist Judy Heumann led a reimagining of what it means to be disabled

Judy Heumann was the first person I called when, in 1987, I reported my first story on disability rights. Judy, who contracted polio when she was 18 months old, gave me the quote that perfectly summed up that little-known civil rights movementRead More

Web Meeting on how Systems Change fosters enhanced ADA compliance

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia for a Virtual Community Meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 1 pm until 4 pm, EST, in which we will discuss how Systems Change fosters enhanced ADA compliance.  During this Community Meeting, you will hear from stakeholders who have engaged on Systems Change and how it has resulted in enhanced ADA compliance. Register Here

DOJ files lawsuit against Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections

On December 22, 2022, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit and the parties entered a consent decree in this suit against the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) challenging its failure to reasonably accommodate a correctional officer with diabetes under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read More

Virginia is settling a lawsuit regarding masking in public schools

RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) - The ACLU of Virginia announced Monday, December 12: Today the Commonwealth of Virginia affirmed that peer masking in Virginia public schools is a reasonable modification for students with disabilities that put them at severe risk if they contract COVID-19 as part of a settlement in the Seaman et al. vs. Commonwealth of Virginia et al. Read More

Job Offer Taken Back from Woman with One Hand – Feds Say Now They Pay

A woman was offered a job after passing a test with a perfect score. Then a staffing company took back its offer because the woman has one hand and they assumed she couldn’t do the work, federal officials say. As a result, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit, accusing the company’s branch in Orem, Utah of disability discrimination, according to the agency.  Read More  

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How the Supreme Court is setting back disability rights-without even trying

Select text to read full story The rightward shift in the court that made the Dobbs decision possible, and the fact that the author of the Olmstead dissent has outlasted all the justices who supported it, shows how endangered disability rights are and explains why many people within the community are afraid the ADA is next on the chopping block.