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    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 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...]

    Live Commentary on Access for Upcoming Apple Event

    Rumor has it that Apple will be hosting a product release on September 9 at 10am (PT) at the Flint Center for Performing Arts in Cupertino. If this happens, ILRCSF will be pleased to offer accessibility-related commentary on Apple’s latest products. This event will be hosted in collaboration with Serotek, and will be live-captioned. Please feel free to join us online to listen in and read our … [Read more...]

    The Move – IT’S HAPPENING

    2013 was a banner year for ILRCSF. We reached out to our friends asking for support for our dream - a move to a purpose-built, ground-floor, accessible location in San Francisco's SOMA district.  Detractors said this was too big a dream. As disability rights activists, we believe in dreaming big. After all, people with disabilities aren't striving for a partially accessible community, but … [Read more...]

    Inaccessibility: The Cost To Us All

    If you're a long time follower or supporter of ILRCSF, you're all too familiar with the emphasis we place on accessibility. Our programs, services, workshops, etc. are as accessible as possible. We want what we offer to the community to be available to the ENTIRE community. We make our resources available in a variety of formats and languages. With advance notice, we  provide ASL interpretation or … [Read more...]

    On Access: Making a House a Home A Message from ILRCSF Executive Director, Jessie Lorenz

    In case anyone missed it, here is a copy of the ILRCSF holiday letter we sent out via email late last week! Happy New Year to everyone! Help us offer you a new community hub in 2012!On Access: Making a House a HomeA Message from ILRCSF Executive Director, Jessie Lorenz2013 is poised to usher in an exciting new era for The Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco. I believe that the … [Read more...]

    ILRCSF totes, stamps and other gifts to help us fund our MOVE

    Help support ILRCSF's MOVE--to a more dynamic space with room for lots of disability culture happenings. You can buy ILRCSF gifts like mouse pads, postage stamps, totes and more on Zazzle as a way to fund the move. And they make great holiday gifts! http://www.zazzle.com/ilrcsf+gifts … [Read more...]

    Press Release for ILRCSF’s move–real and virtual!

    Media Contact: David Perry &Associates, Inc. / (415) 693-0583 / news@davidperry.com THE MOVE: INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCE CENTER LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AND CAPITAL CAMPAIGNwww.ilrcsf.com12 November 2012 – San Francisco, CA:  The Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF) has today unveiled a new website (www.ilrcsf.com) and launched a capital campaign to raise funds for a … [Read more...]

    On THE MOVE: A Message from ILRCSF Executive Director, Jessie Lorenz

    Dear Disability Advocates and Friends of ILRCSF,I'm writing to introduce you to The Move: Disability Culture in a Dynamic Location, the fundraising campaign that will support ILRCSF's efforts to move into our new, ground-level, purpose-built, fully accessible home at 825 Howard Street.As supporters of the disability rights movement, and full access for all,  you all know that ILRCSF needs to … [Read more...]

    Workers with disabilities have rights!

    ILRCSF is proud to host guest presenter Karey Santilena, M.A., Senior Vocational Rehabili-tation Counselor, California Department of Rehabilitation, who will lead an informative Free workshop Employment Rights for People with DisabilitiesThis workshop is for anyone with a disability who Wants to start working Wants to get back to work after time away from the workforce Is currently employed, and … [Read more...]