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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.
A baseball organization for teens and adults with autism is coming to Philly purpose

May 30, 2019 6:22 am

A baseball organization for teens and adults with autism is coming to Philly

The Alternative Baseball Organization's Philadelphia club will be led by Khristina Downing, who is currently recruiting players, volunteers, coaches and managers for their first practice on June 22.
Money Moves: The eagle-eyed will notice that these grants and donations total more than $11 million funding

May 6, 2019 8:15 am

Money Moves: The eagle-eyed will notice that these grants and donations total more than $11 million

The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, NRG Gives, Eagles Autism Challenge and more, made significant awards to area organizations in April.
It’s Disability Pride Week. Here’s how Philly could better serve its citizens with disabilities purpose

Jun. 11, 2018 10:25 am

It’s Disability Pride Week. Here’s how Philly could better serve its citizens with disabilities

Disability Pride Philadelphia Director Vicki Landers said the city is doing a few particular things well — but badly needs more accessible housing. Plus, a list of the week's events.
Check out how ballet made a difference in students with disabilities purpose

Sep. 18, 2017 11:05 am

Check out how ballet made a difference in students with disabilities

Tomorrow is the premiere of a documentary from nonprofit Art-Reach titled "I Am," which follows the journey of six high school students with disabilities learning and performing an original choreographed piece with dancers from Pennsylvania Ballet.
PEP Bowl is hosting a good ol’ fashioned bowling tournament this weekend funding

Mar. 31, 2017 11:00 am

PEP Bowl is hosting a good ol’ fashioned bowling tournament this weekend

The bowling alley that employs people with disabilities is raising money for its job training and placement services.
The penal system is failing deaf inmates. Here’s what advocacy groups are doing about it results

Mar. 17, 2017 12:26 pm

The penal system is failing deaf inmates. Here’s what advocacy groups are doing about it

Across the country and in Philadelphia, there is ample evidence that police departments and prisons do not provide adequate resources for deaf inmates.
EvoXLabs has a new program for students interested in accessible tech purpose

Dec. 1, 2016 9:42 am

EvoXLabs has a new program for students interested in accessible tech

Want to scrape data, move web accessibility standards forward and help organize an annual accessibility hackathon?
GlaxoSmithKline just awarded 10 Philly nonprofits $40K each funding

Nov. 21, 2016 10:48 am

GlaxoSmithKline just awarded 10 Philly nonprofits $40K each

Youth sports, safety, housing and community health were the areas of interest this year for the healthcare company.

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