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    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...]

    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...]

    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...]

    Facebook Gets It Right

    The world's most popular social networking platform, Facebook, has launched an online project which highlights various real-life examples of people using Facebook to form friendships, find old friends, or keep in touch with friends in far-flung places. Among the stories featured in Facebook Stories is a piece about ILRCSF Executive Director, who had the pleasure of spending time with Facebook … [Read more...]

    In Praise of Small Things

    ILRCSF is a small organization that is proud of big accomplishments. While the Laguna Honda lawsuit and settlement had an impact on disability rights on a national scale, it is important to remember and honor small accomplishments.  We work towards a fully accessible society not only on a systemic level. We provide support, information and advocacy to individuals who are working to establish or … [Read more...]

    Department of Elections – Open House – Thursday, October 16th

    Department of Elections City and County of San Francisco John Arntz, Director   For Immediate Release SAN FRANCISCO, October 8, 2014 - The Department of Elections invites the public and the media to an Open House. The Open House will be hosted by elections personnel on Thursday, October 16th, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Department’s office in City Hall, Room 48. Visitors … [Read more...]

    Safer Market Street Proposal

    The Safer Market Street project is a part of the Vision Zero Project. The goal of the Vision Zero Project is to eliminate all traffic related fatalities by 2024. In order to accomplish this, the SFMTA is proposing the following: Restrict autos turning onto Market Street between 3rd and 8th Streets. These restrictions will apply to private vehicles and motorcycles. Only private vehicles with … [Read more...]

    ILRCSF Goes Global

    Over the years, ILRCSF has hosted visiting disability advocates from all over the world:  New Zealand, Taiwan, Scotland, Malaysia, The Netherlands.... Yesterday, we were honored to host a group of delegates from The Ministry of Health and Welfare - The Republic of Korea (South Korea.)  Of the 15 delegates - all experts in various fields relating to disability -  only a few spoke or understood … [Read more...]