VISION The League’s vision is full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life. MISSION The League’s mission is to provide and promote opportunities that empower people with disabilities to achieve their potential.
VALUES, BELIEFS & ACTIONSAt The League for the Blind & Disabled, we: Value people with disabilities.
We believe that people with disabilities are the true experts in issues that affect their lives.
Therefore, 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.
Value consumer control.
We believe that people with disabilities are entitled to control over the decisions that affect their lives.
Therefore, consumers provide the direction for the League services that they receive, 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.
Value equal opportunity.
We believe that all people should have the opportunity to use their strengths and abilities to achieve their potential.
Therefore, we work at the individual and systemic levels to promote equal access to opportunities in society that people with disabilities need to achieve their potential.
Value diversity of thought and ideas.
We believe that this diversity stimulates innovation, creativity, knowledge, and understanding that makes the League a more effective organization.
Therefore, we actively work to include people from diverse backgrounds and cultures in the League’s Board of Directors, staff, and consumer service population in order to have access to the widest possible range of thoughts and ideas.
Value the community.
We believe that we have a responsibility to contribute to the overall quality of life in the community.
Therefore, we share our knowledge, expertise, and physical facilities with others for the betterment of the community.
We believe that consumers, funders and communities in which we operate are entitled to nothing less than our best efforts.
Therefore, 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.