This image from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation describes the difference between equality and equity. With equality, all people are given the same bicycle regardless of their different needs. With equity, each person is given the bicycle that meets their specific needs. Simply speaking, equality means sameness, and equity means fairness and justice.
Equality and Equity are NOT the same
Complex Identities Video
This video presents important themes that emerged in remote interviews conducted by the Indiana Disability History Project. Interviewees describe the experience of having a disability while also being a member of a marginalized race or ethnicity.
COVID-19 Vaccination Resources
The Center for Health Equity at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community hosts a regional hub for information and resources to increase COVID-19 vaccination among people with disabilities across the lifespan, their family caregivers, and direct care providers for older adults and persons with disabilities in FEMA Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin).
First-hand accounts of the disability rights movement and the experiences of Hoosiers with disabilities
We invite you to explore more videos about disabiity in Indiana by visiting the exhibits at our Indiana DIsability History project. Since 2015, the Center has been collecting accounts of Hoosiers with disabilities and their supporters to document and preserve their memories and experiences, highlighting historic developments in the Indiana disability rights movement.
Resources on Race, Equity, and Understanding
We act in solidarity with our Black colleagues, family, and friends.
In an organization as large as the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC), we have multiple perspectives and ideas, but we share a commitment to seeking and demanding equity for marginalized communities.
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