What We Do

Tangata Group provides education, lectures, and training to international and domestic communities, with the goal of co-creating opportunities for people with disabilities to advocate for their rights under the law.

TG provides:

  • Consultant services on domestic and international issues related to disability and human rights including:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

  • Program assessment

  • Data analysis

Research services related to:

  • Qualitative research

  • Community-based participatory research approaches

  • Action research

  • Decolonizing and indigenous methodologies

Interdisciplinary collaborations focused on:

  • Disability rights

  • Human rights

  • Inclusive education

  • Access to justice

  • Grant writing

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WOrking With Us

Tangata Group provides education, lectures, and training to international and domestic communities, with the goal of co-creating opportunities for people with disabilities to advocate for their rights under the law.

TG provides:

  • Consultant services on domestic and international issues related to disability and human rights including:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

  • Program assessment

  • Data analysis

Research services related to:

  • Qualitative research

  • Community-based participatory research approaches

  • Action research

  • Decolonizing and indigenous methodologies

Interdisciplinary collaborations focused on:

  • Disability rights

  • Human rights

  • Inclusive education

  • Access to justice

  • Grant writing

Panelists (minus Dr. Morgan Chitiyo) from the RTI International event on international inclusive education. From left to right: Dr. Nidhi Singal, Reader in Education at the University of Cambridge (wearing a long flowing pink shirt and white pants), Dr. Brent Elder of Rowan University and Tangata Group (wearing a blue pinstripe suit, white shirt, and plaid tie), Eileen Dombrowski, an Education Analyst at RTI International (wearing a grey dress), and Dr. Maria Kett, an Honorary Reader in Disability and International Development, Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare, University College London (wearing a brown and white stripped dress) stand in front of an RTI International backdrop

Panelists (minus Dr. Morgan Chitiyo) from the RTI International event on international inclusive education. From left to right: Dr. Nidhi Singal, Reader in Education at the University of Cambridge (wearing a long flowing pink shirt and white pants), Dr. Brent Elder of Rowan University and Tangata Group (wearing a blue pinstripe suit, white shirt, and plaid tie), Eileen Dombrowski, an Education Analyst at RTI International (wearing a grey dress), and Dr. Maria Kett, an Honorary Reader in Disability and International Development, Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare, University College London (wearing a brown and white stripped dress) stand in front of an RTI International backdrop

Michael Schwartz (Second from the left) with his wife, Trisha Schwartz (far left) and Brian Symington (right), a tireless advocate for the Deaf community in the UK at the Sixth World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in October 2014.

Michael Schwartz (Second from the left) with his wife, Trisha Schwartz (far left) and Brian Symington (right), a tireless advocate for the Deaf community in the UK at the Sixth World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in October 2014.

Brent Elder (left, blue sweater) stands next to critical disability studies scholars from South Africa Dr. Leslie Swartz of Stellenbosch University (second from left, white shirt with colorful shapes), Dr. Brian Watermeyer of the University of Cape Town (third from right, blue shirt with white dots), and Michael Schwartz (right, black jacket and white shirt).

Brent Elder (left, blue sweater) stands next to critical disability studies scholars from South Africa Dr. Leslie Swartz of Stellenbosch University (second from left, white shirt with colorful shapes), Dr. Brian Watermeyer of the University of Cape Town (third from right, blue shirt with white dots), and Michael Schwartz (right, black jacket and white shirt).

Michael Schwartz (left, black jacket and white shirt) stands with critical disability studies scholar Karen Soldatic of Western Sydney University (middle, black shirt), and Brent Elder (right, blue sweater).

Michael Schwartz (left, black jacket and white shirt) stands with critical disability studies scholar Karen Soldatic of Western Sydney University (middle, black shirt), and Brent Elder (right, blue sweater).