Come join in an evening of food and laughter with The Comedians with Disabilities Act (CWDA) as they perform A Perfect Evening for a One Night Stand. CWDA has performed at colleges and comedy clubs across the country, including such famous venues as San Francisco’s Punchline and the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. The San Francisco Examiner called them “the most unconventional comics to …Read More »
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Since 1974, Computer Technologies Program has provided over one million hours of training and support for thousands of people with disabilities taking steps toward their career goals. We work hand-in-hand with the Department of Rehabilitation so there is no cost for our program’s participants and they have access to a wide range of support services.
Wow! The KNFB Reader app for the Apple iPhone could be a life changer for people who are blind or visually impaired. Just take a photo of any item–say a restaurant menu–and instantly listen to a high-quality audio read-back of the printed words captured by the camera. Alternatively, it can translate directly into braille for use with a refreshable braille display. It even recognizes …Read More »
It’s time, once again for the annual Ever Widening Circle & Policy Summit, presented by the World Institute on Disability (WID). This day long discussion of disability-related issues also features a very special lunchtime interlude–a performance by comedian and disability activist Nina G. Neil Jacobson will deliver the keynote address, “Take Charge for Change”. Neil is the founder and CEO …Read More »
One hundred and fifty nations have now ratified a UN treaty called the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which has been in force since 2008 and has seen one of the fastest rates of ratification of any international human rights treaties. The Convention states the obligations of participating nations to promote, protect and ensure the equal rights of all people with disabilities …Read More »
Assistance (service) dogs have greatly expanded their “jobs” beyond assisting those with seeing and hearing impairments to include medical response (such as alerting someone to low blood sugar), mobility and task assistance for a person using a wheelchair, psychiatric support for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), to name a few. Many of these functions may be for an individual …Read More »