The way disability is viewed has changed. Independent Living Philosophy presents disability in the more progressive social perspective. The advocacy is rights based.
The realization of a barrier-free society goes beyond physical barriers.
Independent Living means that we demand the same choices and control in our everyday lives that our non-disabled brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends take for granted. We want to grow up in our families, go to the neighborhood school, use the same bus as our neighbors, work in jobs that are in line with our education and interests, and start families of our own.