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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?
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf teachers are taking to Zoom to help their students create a plan to vote purpose

Oct. 29, 2020 12:00 pm

Pennsylvania School for the Deaf teachers are taking to Zoom to help their students create a plan to vote

"While addressing social justice issues is vitally important, the heart of civic engagement in our country is voting," Melissa Draganac-Hawk the school's director of student affairs told columnist Krys Sipple.
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.
Blind and visually impaired performers to be showcased in local (virtual) talent show purpose

Sep. 22, 2020 9:24 am

Blind and visually impaired performers to be showcased in local (virtual) talent show

During October, National Federation of the Blind chapters across the country will host outreach events and fundraisers with the mission of breaking down misconceptions about the blind. The Keystone chapter event is Oct. 17.
Opinion: Where is the City of Philadelphia’s urgency in response to racism? purpose

Aug. 27, 2020 8:37 am

Opinion: Where is the City of Philadelphia’s urgency in response to racism?

Guest columnists Lee Scottlorde, Alison Roberts and Sara Lynch offer a checklist of concrete actions the city must take to protect the health and wellbeing of Black families and people of color.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital showcases the work of artists with disabilities purpose

Dec. 2, 2019 8:00 am

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital showcases the work of artists with disabilities

Art Ability, the hospital's annual 12-week juried exhibition, includes the work of 200 artists from 30 states and eight countries. It runs through Jan. 26, 2020.
During Tech in Action Day, all the participants teach and learn purpose

Nov. 20, 2019 11:23 am

During Tech in Action Day, all the participants teach and learn

Comcast NBCUniversal, in partnership with Comcast LIFT Labs and Generocity, sent nearly 50 volunteer technologists out to help nine local nonprofits serving youth, seniors, and people with disabilities.
What I’ve learned about creating truly inclusive workplaces and how you can do it too purpose

Oct. 22, 2019 12:30 pm

What I’ve learned about creating truly inclusive workplaces and how you can do it too

There’s an elephant in the room when most organizations talk about workplace diversity, says guest columnist Lauren Prince. She believes that inclusive hiring practices continue to be exclusive of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Want to upskill? Consider learning American Sign Language purpose

Sep. 16, 2019 8:00 am

Want to upskill? Consider learning American Sign Language

Columnist Krys Sipple talks to folks at the Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre about how, for certain occupations, the ability to communicate in ASL is vital.
Can plastic straw bans balance the health of our planet with the needs of people with disabilities? purpose

Jun. 24, 2019 5:26 pm

Can plastic straw bans balance the health of our planet with the needs of people with disabilities?

Todd Collura is one of many people with disabilities who are concerned about the impact efforts to reduce or get rid of plastic straws will have on his ability to drink liquids.

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