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    Ride Sharing: A Teaching Moment

    This afternoon, I ordered an Uber ride home from Trader Joe's. When my car arrived, I asked the driver - a young woman - to help me put my cart of groceries in the trunk. It's a very small cart, and probably weighed all of 15 lbs, but I have a hidden disability which limits how much I can lift, and also limits my range of motion. Lifting even that seemingly minor weight, and moving it up and over … [Read more...]

    Our Lives Are Worth Living

    Our own Jessie Lorenz had a powerful op-ed piece in the SF Examiner.  What are your feelings about the state of healthcare access in the the USA, as it relates to people with disabilities? We'd love to hear your story and, if you're involved in any kind of advocacy related to healthcare access, tell us about it. Advocacy by the disability community has been a huge success story of 2017, … [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...]

    Do you Use Twitter and a Screen Reader?

    The Paciello Group (TPG), a specialist digital accessibility consultancy, is working with Twitter on an exciting research study, and we’re looking for participants who use screen readers and Twitter, and who are available in the San Francisco area between the 2nd and 4th August, to take part. Participants will be invited to take part in an individual discussion lasting 60 minutes, located at … [Read more...]

    WWDC 2016 Accessibility Highlights

    Apple’s worldwide developer conference, held each June in San Francisco, provides a preview of what we can expect in upcoming software updates for iOS, watchOS, and macOS platforms. Apple has long been known for their inclusive product design and accessibility features, and this year’s keynote did not disappoint. Read on to find out what good things are coming for Apple consumers with … [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...]

    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...]

    Invitation to participate in a research study

    The Paciello Group, a digital accessibility research consultancy, is hosting a research study during the period of Monday 24th August to Thursday 27th August, at the Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco. Participants will receive a $150 compensation.   We’re looking for participants from the following groups: * People who are blind and use screen reader software; * … [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...]