Beyond Accessibility: Why Employment Is The Next Benchmark For Disability Advocates

Dec 8, 2017

Andy Imparato, Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, speaks to a University of Wyoming audience in Laramie on the impact of grassroots advocacy work on disability policy.
Credit Dave Heath

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities is launching a five-year strategic plan to advocate for better policies for the disabled in Wyoming. Andy Imparato is a lawyer and the executive director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

He recently visited the University of Wyoming to help kick off this initiative and discuss the benefits of grassroots advocacy. He spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Caroline Ballard about why having real people tell their stories to policymakers results in better laws.