An estimated 14 percent of the San Antonio population lives with a disability, according to census data from 2011-2015.
From medical care to employment to transportation, people with disabilities encounter barriers every day.
Small changes can mean big improvements to the lives of individuals living with disabilities and their loved ones.
Several San Antonio organizations are now working to change perceptions and create solutions by providing more opportunities for the community to learn about physical and developmental disabilities.
What is it like living with a disability in San Antonio? How can local individuals with disabilities gain greater independence? What can we do to create a more inclusive and accessible city?
- Mariah Kilbourne, training coordinator for the UTSA Small Business Development Office and Ms. Wheelchair America 2013
- Terri Mauldin, mother to a young woman with an intellectual and developmental disability; former executive director of the Down Syndrome Association of South Texas
- Melanie Cawthon, executive director for disABILITYsa
- Michael Guajardo, supervisor for the Assistive Technology Department at the Lighthouse for the Blind
disABILITYsa invites TPR listeners to continue the conversation on their website: www.disabilitysa.org.