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    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...]

    ILRCSF Economic Empowerment Workshop: Making the most of the Internet, Feb 28.

    ILRCSF PresentsBack to Work:Making The Most of the InternetThe Internet is a valuable resource for anyone looking to get back to work, trying to find their first job, or exploring alternative sources of income. As part of ILRCSF’s Economic Empowerment Series, we’ve developed a workshop for anyone interested in making the most of what the Internet has to offer. Join us and learn about: Online job … [Read more...]

    Pushing Limits’ sex and disability episode

    In case you missed it, here is the press release about the post-V-Day sex and disability PL show. It was a super good one. You can listen to the archived podcast by scrolling down to the link at the bottom of this post. I am so glad this topic is getting the attention it deserves!--Amber“Let’s talk about sex and disability, baby,”  Pushing LimitsThu Feb … [Read more...]

    Mayor’s Disability Council meeting, February 15

    AGENDA Regular Meeting ofMayor’s Disability CouncilFriday, February 15, 20131:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. City Hall, Room 4001:00 P.M.1. WELCOME, INTRODUCTION, and ROLL CALL.2.  ACTION ITEM:  Reading and Approval of the Agenda.3. PUBLIC COMMENT:  Items not on today’s agenda, but within the jurisdiction of the MDC.  Each speaker is limited to three minutes.4. INFORMATION ITEM: Report … [Read more...]

    Feb 13 deadline to apply for disability inclusive Schedule A appointments with FEMA

    Marcie Roth, Director of FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, is excited to inform you that FEMA’s National Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) has 2 vacancies open for Disability Integration Advisor, announcement number MG-2013-MJH-834394IMAT. The duty stations for these positions are Herndon, Virginia and Sacramento, California. The closing date to apply for these … [Read more...]

    Career Opportunity: National Council on Disability seeking Executive Director

    ***Please disseminate broadly*** NCD will continue to accept applications until further notice.Vacancy Announcement: Executive Director, National Council on DisabilitySeries & Grade: AD-0301-00Open Period: January 17, 2013 until Filled Position Information: Full-Time Excepted Service Duty Location: Washington, DC Key Requirements: You must be a US Citizen or NationalThe National Council … [Read more...]

    BART to ban certain riders? Give public comment on how this will affect the disability community

    Over the next couple weeks, BART is holding a series of meetings in the SF Bay area seeking public comment on the implementation of a new law passed to “keep our passengers and employees safe.” A new law allows BART to prohibit individuals who have committed violent acts, certain misdemeanors or felonies on the system from entering all BART property through a “Notice of Prohibition.” BART is … [Read more...]

    Using social media as advocacy, a CLC training

    Join The "Keep Us Connected" Campaign  Community Living Campaign is launching a grassroots "Keep Us Connected" Campaign to continue and expand affordable internet access, training and support for seniors and persons with disabilities. Toward that end, the CLC Monday Meet-Up in Feburary will include a special training  Using the Internet and Social Media for AdvocacyMonday, … [Read more...]

    On the road to easier Medicaid enrollment for those who qualify?

    Not to sound cyncial, but this article amuses me greatly. As I prepare to depart from ILRCSF (with much sadness and many goodbyes still be made to consumers and colleagues), I also prepare to become, or try to become, a consumer of the Medicaid system in Florida. And folks, I am fearful.  I know how labyrinthine the process can be to access Medi-Cal … [Read more...]

    Expanded eligibility for 2013 scholarships for students who have disabled parents, deadline March 11.

    A message from  the Scholarships Coordinator at Through the Looking Glass:Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families have expanded the eligibility requirement for its 2013 Scholarships for Students who have Parents with Disabilities.   In addition to students enrolled in a two- or four-year college, students who … [Read more...]