Full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life.
Provide and promote opportunities that empower people with disabilities to achieve their potential.
Values that lead to action
We believe that core values and beliefs are meaningless without action to back them up. At The League for the Blind & Disabled, when we value something or someone, we will always respond accordingly.
We value and believe people with disabilities, no proof required.
Our response: In all of our interactions, we respect people with disabilities as service consumers instead of as patients or clients who need to be “fixed,” “rehabilitated,” or cared for by providers.
We value consumer control.
Our response: Consumers provide the direction for the services they receive from The League, constitute the majority of The League’s Board of Directors and staff, and are encouraged to participate in other decision-making bodies that are relevant to their issues.
We value equal opportunity.
Our response: We work at the individual, community, and systemic levels to promote equal access to the opportunities in society that people with disabilities need to achieve their potential and thrive in our community.
We value diverse thoughts and ideas.
Our response: We actively work to include people from diverse backgrounds and cultures in our board, staff, and consumer service population in order to have access to the widest possible range of thoughts and ideas. We advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community.
We value the community.
Our response: We share our knowledge, expertise, and physical facilities with others for the betterment of the community. Through our systems advocacy work, we believe it fosters a better community for all.
We value quality.
Our response: We hold ourselves accountable for providing quality programs and services, managing our resources in a fiscally responsible manner, and reflecting this commitment to quality in action and appearance.
Chair: Ronald Duchovic, Ph.D
Vice Chair: Verleaish Jones, Ed.D
Secretary: Charlie Hatten
Treasurer: Lisa Poole
Immediate Past Chair: Lana Keesling, MBA
Fred Eckart, MS, PCC
Robert W. Lee, Ph.D
Dara D. Spearman, MD
Clifton A. Wallace