Research and Training Center on Independent Living



Video - Ed Roberts:
His Words, His Vision

This video presents an early speech by the visionary leader of the independent living movement.

Guidelines: How to Write and Report About People with Disabilities

Cover of Guidelines brochure

The 8th edition of this RTC/IL classic is now available, along with a companion poster, "Your Words, Our Image."

Products for Independent Living

The RTC/IL produces a wide range of products to support independent living. Products are grouped in the categories below.

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