Disability Independence Group, Inc. (DIG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes recruitment, education and employment of persons with disabilities thereby improving their lives through competitive employment and financial stability; and through the changing of society’s perception of persons with disabilities.
From its inception, DIG has emphasized the importance of disability as a critical component of all diversity efforts. DIG is a resource center for persons with disabilities, their families, lawyers, and other professionals regarding an individual’s rights in the legal system, the education system, and employment.
The philosophy of DIG is to empower people with disabilities to become self-advocates by giving them access to the tools they need to be educated on their legal rights.
Disability Independence Group, Inc. (DIG) has had a visible impact on the Florida legal community, the Florida Bar and Bar leadership. DIG is a resource center for persons with disabilities, their families, lawyers, and other professionals regarding individuals’ rights in the community, the legal system, the education system and employment.
Every person is entitled to equal treatment and dignity
Our Position Statements
Position 1: Promoting individual autonomy for Persons with Disabilities including the freedom to make one’s own choices.
Position 2: Breaking down attitudinal barriers and promoting greater social awareness and acceptance towards Persons with Disabilities.
Position 3: Ensuring the opportunity for Persons with Disabilities to choose their place of residence within the community on an equal basis with others with access to a range of in-home, residential and other community support services.
Position 4: Providing equal information access for Persons with Disabilities in accessible formats and technologies appropriate to different kinds of disabilities.
Position 5: Ensuring the right to work and education, on an equal basis with others that is inclusive and accessible to Persons with Disabilities.
Position 6: Advocating for justice in Domestic and International forum for the legal rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Position 7: Supporting Families and Care Givers of Persons with Disabilities.
Position 8: Committing to equality and social justice together with all who fight against racism.