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Meeting with legislators is ‘the only way things will be addressed’ for blind and visually impaired citizens purpose

Mar. 8, 2021 11:57 am

Meeting with legislators is ‘the only way things will be addressed’ for blind and visually impaired citizens

Congressman Dwight Evans confirms he will co-sponsor the Access Technology Affordability Act — one of four legislative acts the National Federation of the Blind has on its priority list for 2021.
If accessibility seems an unsolvable riddle, the Penn Museum offers an answer purpose

Feb. 25, 2021 7:02 am

If accessibility seems an unsolvable riddle, the Penn Museum offers an answer

From touch tours to multi-sensory traveling boxes to ingenious alternatives in online programming, the museum in the heart of University City makes anthropology and archaeology come alive for blind and visually impaired patrons.
Voting while blind purpose

Nov. 3, 2020 7:53 pm

Voting while blind

Mail-in ballots were not available in either braille or in large print. And the accessible remote ballot PA made available instead isn't actually fully accessible. Why should the the blind and visually impaired still have to fight for their right to vote?
Power moves: Overbrook School for the Blind’s new director of development is a world class para athlete people

Oct. 26, 2020 11:15 am

Power moves: Overbrook School for the Blind’s new director of development is a world class para athlete

Pam McGonigle no longer competes, but like her guide dog Maida — who smiles after a sprint — she keeps running for the joy of it.
One of the keys to the Philadelphia Worker Relief Fund’s success was accessibility purpose

Sep. 25, 2020 9:39 am

One of the keys to the Philadelphia Worker Relief Fund’s success was accessibility

The City of Philadelphia partnered with the philanthropic community, the Pennsylvania National Domestic Workers Alliance, and 14 local CBOs to distribute $1.7 million in direct cash payments to more than 2,160 families.
Grassroots nonprofits and COVID-19 relief funding purpose

Sep. 15, 2020 12:00 pm

Grassroots nonprofits and COVID-19 relief funding

With the surge in philanthropic efforts to provide COVID relief, have grassroots organizations been able to access those funding opportunities?
Check out Generocity’s 2020 editorial calendar purpose

Nov. 20, 2019 3:32 pm

Check out Generocity’s 2020 editorial calendar

You'll see some favorite editorial calendar topics, like Women in Leadership and Leaders of Color, return next year. But we'll focus our reporting on some provocative new topics as well (because we like to start conversations...).
Philly needs new voting machines. Here’s why the buying process must be kept transparent purpose

Jan. 9, 2019 4:02 pm

Philly needs new voting machines. Here’s why the buying process must be kept transparent

"As a city, we must prioritize public input," opines Jennifer Devor, a local committeperson and candidate for city commissioner.
For young people in underserved communities, transportation can be a barrier to success funding

Dec. 21, 2018 7:11 am

For young people in underserved communities, transportation can be a barrier to success

Unreliable access to public transportation keeps youth from realizing their dreams, writes Hopeworks Camden's Valerie Buickerood. Here's how to help.
Philly’s digital divide is growing, but at least we got some free Wi-Fi kiosks ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ purpose

Dec. 11, 2018 1:07 pm

Philly’s digital divide is growing, but at least we got some free Wi-Fi kiosks ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Only 71.6 percent of households in the city had broadband in 2017, compared to 83.5 percent nationally. On the bright side, smartphone users in Center City can now use five of an eventual 100 kiosks to access the internet.

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