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    Seeking Volunteers to Participate in Election Observation

    The Secretary of State is once again conducting Election Day Observation for the General Election and hopes to observe in all 58 California counties.  Election Observation is a vital part of the election services that the Secretary of State provides to the citizens of California.  With the November 8, 2016 General Election upon us, we are seeking volunteers to serve as Observers in counties … [Read more...]

    Technology Matters – In Memory of Nick Feldman

    Nick Feldman was a good friend to ILRCSF, and to the disability community, as a whole. ILRCSF's Nick Feldman Device Lending Library is more than just named in his honor. It stands for his ideals regarding technology and independent living and, through it, ILRCSF is able to carry out the work of helping people with disabilities access the tools they need to do the things they want to do, and live … [Read more...]

    Pilot Program for SF Paratransit Consumers- Volunteers Needed

    The following came to us from SFMTA. We urge anyone who is qualified and interested to pursue this opportunity. It's vital that people with disabilities who use SF Paratransit be the ones to test this out, and have meaningful input regarding any changes or enhancements that need to be made: For some time now and particularly at the past few PCC meetings, we have discussed two new projects that … [Read more...]

    Super Bowl 2016: What It Means to San Franciscans

    You are probably all aware that on Sunday, February 7th, the Bay Area will host the Super Bowl. While the game, itself, will not be held in San Francisco, the majority of Super Bowl events will, in fact, take place right in Downtown SF. If you live or work in the Powell, Montgomery, or Embarcadero areas, you will almost certainly be aware that some street closures have already gone into effect, as … [Read more...]

    2015 – ILRCSF’s Year in Review

    Darnell* was born with multiple physical disabilities which didn't stop him from living an independent life and becoming a successful engineer. At 53, the physical effects of his disabilities began to escalate. The pain, coupled with a rapid loss of mobility forced him to give up the career he'd loved. He applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and, to his surprise, he was turned … [Read more...]

    Sustainable Development and People with Disabilities

    A few days ago, The United Nations held The Sustainable Development Summit. Diplomats from all over the globe met in New York City to agree on 17 goals by which they hope to bring about positive change in the world, and improve the quality of life for all. This is not the first time the U.N. has met and set goals of this type.  It is, however, the first time that disability and people living with … [Read more...]

    Jessie Lorenz Meets President Barack Obama

    ILRCSF Executive Director was among the White House ADA 25 celebration's attendees to be invited to meet President Obama one-on-one. “This photograph is provided by THE WHITE HOUSE as a courtesy and may be printed by the subject(s) in the photograph for personal use only. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not otherwise be reproduced, disseminated or broadcast, without … [Read more...]

    ADA 25: President Obama Speaks about The Americans with Disabilities Act

    https://youtu.be/AKyBrk6ntaM … [Read more...]

    ADA 25: A Humbling Invitation

    At the invitation of President Barack Obama,  Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco will mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act at a special White House Reception on Monday, July 20 at 3:15pm (EST), represented by its Executive Director Jessie Lorenz. “What a difference a quarter century makes,” said Lorenz. “In the last 25 years since the ADA was first … [Read more...]

    ILRCSF Adds Legal Services to Our Disability Advocacy Toolbelt

    For a long time, now, we at ILRCSF have had a desire to offer on-site legal services to people with disabilities. Many consumers come to us with questions and circumstances - mostly having to do with benefits - that require the services of an attorney. Over the years, we've provided such consumers with a list of lawyers they could contact. This often means that we never find out how consumers fair … [Read more...]