NIDILRR-Funded Consumer Products for the LGBTQIA2S+ and Disability Communities

Just as their peers without disabilities, people with disabilities may experience a broad spectrum of sexuality and gender identities (PDF). Recent research has shown that people in the LGBTQIA2S+* community may be more likely to have a disability than the general population. LGBTQIA2S+ people with disabilities face similar challenges as their peers without disabilities due to their sexuality and gender expression. They also face challenges due to their disabilities that their LGBTQIA2S+ peers, heterosexual peers, and cis-gender people do not experience. For example, many Pride activities may not be accessible due to a lack of accessible venues or facilities, access to ASL interpreters, or a lack of sensory safe places. 

NARIC’s information specialists are often asked for information and resources from people with disabilities in the LGBTQIA2S+ community and from community organizers on creating inclusive and welcoming events, spaces, and programs. This month, we are highlighting evidence-based consumer products from the NIDILRR community for LGBTQIA2S+ people with disabilities, the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and community organizers, which may include guides, calendars, factsheets, and more.

Below, you will find just a few examples of evidence-based consumer products produced by the NIDILRR community:

To learn more about these and other products from the NIDILRR community, contact NARIC’s information specialists.

*LGBTQIA2S+ is the collective acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, two-spirit, and other expressions of gender and/or sexuality.

About mpgarcia

I'm the Bilingual Information/Media Specialist at NARIC.
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1 Response to NIDILRR-Funded Consumer Products for the LGBTQIA2S+ and Disability Communities

  1. Pingback: Celebrating Disability and LGBTQ+ Pride | Collection Spotlight from the National Rehabilitation Information Center

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