Advocacy for Systems Change:
LIFE Center works with area residents with disabilities to reduce architectural, program, and attitudinal barriers to independent living and increase opportunities for full participation in community life. We work on a variety of issues at the local, state, and national levels including affordable accessible housing, transportation, and accessibility of the built environment. Volunteers are always needed to assist us in our efforts to ensure people with disabilities have equal rights. For more information call our office or email us.
LIFE Center staff are available to speak to schools, agencies, governmental entities, professionals, community organizations, and members of the press on a wide variety of disability issues. We can tailor our information and presentations to meet your interests and needs. Presentation examples include LIFE Center services, the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability awareness, disability etiquette and customer service, educational rights of students with disabilities, and more. For more information call our office or email us.
Free short-term loan of various durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, bath benches, raised toilet seats, etc. to individuals who need them to increase their independence. The program is primarily funded through the generosity of individual donors. For more information call our office or email us.
Assistive Device Demonstration:
Devices for individuals with vision loss are available for demonstration. For more information on those devices call our office or email us.
LIFE Center for Independent Living is an Illinois Telecommunications
Access Corporation (ITAC) selection center where amplified phones are available for demonstration and applications are available to
qualify for free amplified phones. For information on this
program, call our office or email us.
Do you need specific information about accessibility standards, or how to modify your home bathroom for accessibility, or how to make your business ADA compliant? If your question is related to disability or accessibility issues, we'll get you the answer or help you identify the right resource. For more information call our office or email us.