Disability Dialog highlights importance of accessibility

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - According to the World Health Organization, one in six people across the globe are living with some sort of disability. Those disabilities could be anything from a lifelong disorder to a temporary injury.

On Monday, The Ability Center announced a new campaign to make Toledo a more disability friendly community called "Disability Dialog." The goal of the program is to create a wider conversation about accessibility services, and craft meaningful solutions that allow people with disabilities to thrive.

"A disability friendly community matters because doing well becomes an option for everyone," says Tim Harrington, Executive Director of The Ability Center.

The Ability Center plans to partner with public and private organizations to create solutions in a number of important areas including housing, transportation, healthcare, and others.