The National Council on Independent Living is committed to embracing and enhancing the value of diverse populations of people with disabilities. We have engaged in and developed multiple programs that are culturally and linguistically competent. National data confirms that communities of people with diverse backgrounds who have disabilities encounter discrimination and barriers at higher levels in the areas of education, employment and access to services and supports. NCIL is committed to improving public policy that will increase the inclusion of people with diverse backgrounds who have disabilities. We are dedicated to creating positive outcomes; this is done through the concentrated effort of infusing cultural and linguistic competency in every aspect of our work, which includes technical assistance, publications and advocacy.