Disability Rights Iowa releases summer public survey

(ABC 6 News) – An Iowa nonprofit wants public input on its focuses.

Disability Rights Iowa released its bi-annual public survey, which includes a new question about providing assistance across the entire state of Iowa.

Executive director Catherine Johnson said the small nonprofit may be able to solve many individual issues by rooting out systemic inequality, instead of responding on a case-by-case basis.

“By focusing on fixing the root of the problem – the reason discrimination is occurring, DRI can not only help all of the people who request services, but also those who don’t know we can help them," Johnson said. "Effectively, DRI can serve a larger population than we currently are.”

The survey is available in English at disabilityrightsiowa.org/public-survey, and will be available in Spanish and ASL in coming weeks.