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Person-first or identity-first language? The discussion isn’t academic purpose

Jul. 14, 2021 9:00 am

Person-first or identity-first language? The discussion isn’t academic

How someone prefers to be identified is based on their own past experiences, some of which may be very painful.
On Juneteenth, let’s start to address the separate and unequal treatment of our Black elders purpose

Jun. 18, 2021 8:00 am

On Juneteenth, let’s start to address the separate and unequal treatment of our Black elders

The response to COVID-19's disparate impact on Black nursing home residents most egregiously illustrates the devaluation of Black life by American systems, institutions, and government, says guest columnist Kee Tobar.
It’s (almost) time to mix it up at Philly Pours purpose

May 17, 2021 2:31 pm

It’s (almost) time to mix it up at Philly Pours

This year the event will take place via Zoom on June 23 and will feature a virtual mixology experience led by Master Mixologist, Nate Rogers. And, don’t worry, you will get your own mixology kit.
Opinion: Why aren’t we paying our early childhood educators what they deserve? purpose

Apr. 20, 2021 8:41 am

Opinion: Why aren’t we paying our early childhood educators what they deserve?

"It is time for Pennsylvania and Philadelphia to invest in teachers by increasing the per child rate provided to the organizations who are educating our young children," says guest columnist Kathy McHale.
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.
For people with a disability, poverty rates are high and employment rates low. Can workforce development help? purpose

Feb. 3, 2021 11:00 am

For people with a disability, poverty rates are high and employment rates low. Can workforce development help?

Private nonprofits like the Sierra Group and JEVS run most of the city-wide disability workforce programs. But should the City of Philadelphia look to New York City's model to expand its own disability workforce development efforts?
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.

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