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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.
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.

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