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    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...]

    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...]

    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...]

    Scholarship Opportunity

    Through The Looking Glass offers college scholarships to students who are the children of a parent with a disability.  While approximately 600 students apply every year, there are only 15 scholarships awarded so, if you're interested, start working on your application and essay, now - the application due date for 2014 is March 17th, which isn't all that far away. Through the Looking Glass (TLG) … [Read more...]

    Chris Downey talks about Designing WithThe Blind In Mind

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    Access Day at the de Young, Girl with the Pearl Earring exhibit, March 4 and April 8. RSVP form below

    An opportunity for visitors to the de Young Museum who have disabilities to see the current exhibit for a reduced cost, smaller crowds, and and with more accessible options:ACCESS DAYSGirl with a Pearl EarringDutch Painting from the MauritshuisJanuary 26-June 2, 2013de Young MuseumACCESS VIEWING DAYSMonday, March 4, 2013Monday, April 8, 2013Admission by appointmentReduced … [Read more...]

    Thoughts on The Sessions, Take 2

    Did anyone go see The Sessions movie over Thanksgiving weekend? This is the one about a physically disabled man and his work with a sex surrogate.The other week, I blogged about it briefly and promised I would share some thoughts here. But I am still busy trying to decide on/articulate my feelings.  Our former Executive Director and long-time, all-around disability … [Read more...]

    Access Day at the de Young Museum, Oct 29th 2012

    These are my favorite days at the de Young, a great chance to get close to the art, avoid too much standing and have more access to audio-description.--Amber @ ILRCSFACCESS VIEWING DAYMonday, October 29, 2012Admission by appointmentThe William S. Paley Collection:A Taste for Modernismde YoungSeptember 15–December 30, 2012Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dancede YoungOctober 6, 2012–February 17, … [Read more...]

    Launch of the SFSU Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability

    I was very excited to receive this message below from Catherine Kudlick, Professor of History and Director, San Francisco State University, in my inbox. Paul was a friend, an amazing writer, and a central figure in disability rights--as a primary historian of the movement. he was working on a book about telethons in our culture--how they have shaped the nation's view of … [Read more...]

    ‘Wide Eye Open’ exhibition and ‘Blind With Camera’ workshop in Delhi

    Similar projects to the one detailed below have been done in the U.S. (Seeing Beyond Sight), and while I think they are innovative and push our ideas of where the senses can take us (the visual beyond the visible), I feel a little leery about some of the ideas. What does it mean to say that photos taken by blind photographers are "the ground zero" of photography? Read … [Read more...]