Friday, April 15, 2016

Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities

The Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities aims to make the world more accessible for the 1 billion people living with disabilities. Google has pledged $20M in grants to 29 nonprofits using technology to take on a wide range of accessibility challenges. See how they’re expanding opportunity and independence on a global scale.

Monday, March 28, 2016

National Center for Learning Disabilities: NCLD

Are you familiar with the National Center for Learning Disabilities: NCLD?

Founded in 1977 by Carrie and Pete Rozelle as the Foundation for Children with Learning Disabilities, the organization provided leadership, public awareness and grants to support research and innovative practices in learning disabilities.

In 1989 the organization expanded its mission and scope of work, and changed its name to the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Anne Ford assumed the role of Chairman of the Board and led the organization for 12 years.

Learn more about NCLD here: http://www.ncld.org

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month.

This covers people with Autism & ASD, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and more.

Learn how you can get involved by supporting Developmental Disability Awareness at http://www.thearc.org/

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Govt resource guide: Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, at a Summit on Disability and Employment, the White House announced a new guide for employers that compiles key federal and federally funded resources related to the employment of people with disabilities. The resource guide, Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities, provides employers with plain language technical assistance tools in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format. The guide was produced by the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative -- a federal interagency effort working to increase equal employment opportunities and financial independence for people with disabilities.

You can view the resource guide here (PDF).

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Visual assistive technology demonstration

See how new technology from Microsoft, charity Guide Dogs UK and urban design firm Future Cities Catapult can help people with sight loss navigate cities like never before. Narrated by Jen Taylor, the voice of Cortana.


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