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    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...]

    K-Ingleside and J-Church Temporary Service Changes Starting September 6

    SFMTA is temporarily rerouting the K-Ingleside and J-Church around the Balboa Park Station starting Tuesday, September 6 for approximately four months. Some of the improvements that will be made during the service changes include: Replacing switches and tracks inside the station for long-term maintenance Relocating the three existing poles along the J/K walkway for pedestrian safety … [Read more...]

    Some BART Elevator Closures Due To Improvements

    Riders will soon enjoy improved safety, appearance, and cleanliness on 80 elevators throughout the BART system thanks to the “Elevator Flooring Replacement” project. The project is focused on replacing the existing flooring with a new material, two-part Polyurea epoxy, that will help prevent liquid from getting beneath the floor and causing damage. The improvements will also make the elevators … [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...]

    Call for Stories: Artists with Disabilities

    The Disability Visibility Project (DVP) is super excited to partner with the  Contemporary Jewish Museum for a listening party and panel discussion focusing on artists with disabilities on Sunday, September 25, 2016, 2 pm, San Francisco, CA. The event is free with advance registration. Check their calendar for event details, how to register, and information about … [Read more...]

    3 of 5,723 California Primary Has Begun – Here’s Your Accessible Voter Resource

    California Primary Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Disability Vote HOTLINE Voice - 1-888-569-7655 TTY - 1-800-719-5798 Absentee ballots are in the mail and the California Primary has begun!  For up to date information and resources check out the #VoteDisability Election Center.  You may also go to League of Women Voter's Voter’s Edge for information about your ballot or their Easy Voter Guide for … [Read more...]

    Disability Organization Collecting Stories on Telephone Affordability and Accessibility

    The Center for Accessible Technology(CforAT) is working on a project to keep affordable telecommunications services (landline, wireless and internet) available for people with disabilities in California – and they need your help. Over the next few weeks, they will be collecting stories about how people with disabilities use and pay for telecommunications services, including wire-line phones … [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...]

    The Department of Justice Wants Your Feedback about the SF Police Department

      The Department of Justice (DOJ) is coming to San Francisco to hear the community’s experience, concerns, and suggestions about their interactions with the San Francisco Police Department. The experience of people with mental health or other disabilities interacting with the police is a perspective that we need to make sure gets included! Your feedback will help guide DOJ's efforts to … [Read more...]