Policy Portal: Directory of Consumer Organizations

The Policy Portal is a directory of consumer-oriented organizations for NIDILRR grantees to use to promote their research findings and connect with organizations included in the directory. These organizations are well positioned to apply research findings in their efforts to improve policies that affect the lives of people with disabilities and their families. NIDILRR grantees may use the Search Function below to narrow the list of organizations by “NIDILRR Outcome Domain” or “Disability Type”.

If you are from a disability advocacy or consumer organization and would like to be added to the list or have your organization’s information updated, please contact Ann Outlaw (aoutlaw@air.org) for more information about our criteria for inclusion.


National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA)

The Mission of the National Black Deaf Advocates is to promote the leadership development, economic and educational opportunities, social equality, and to safeguard the general health and welfare of Black deaf and hard of hearing people.

Website: https://www.nbda.org/

Address: 2028 E. Ben White Blvd, #240-1982, Austin, TX 78741

Contact: Isidore Niyongabo, President

E-mail: info@nbda.org

Disability Type: Deaf/Hard of hearing

NIDILRR Outcome Domain: Community living and participation, General