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Webinar: Exploring Assistive Technology (AT) Programs

The National Disability Institute will host a webinar exploring assistive technology (AT) programs and how it can be used to help individuals build their finances. This webinar will define assistive technology, give examples of assistive technology resource programs, and also discuss ways to access the programs across the nation. This webinar will take place on [...]

New system allows wheelchair-users to park their unoccupied cars

A wheelchair-user has successfully tested a system that allows an unoccupied car to be parked after its driver has left the vehicle, using technology that could be publicly available within a year. The organisations developing the system, demonstrated in the last few days at a hotel in Greenwich, London, believe it could make life far [...]

Saving the Affordable Care Act and Fighting Medicaid Block Grants!

There are a lot of questions about the upcoming healthcare threats our community will be facing. We know that Congress wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and recent reports say that House Republicans are aiming to get a repeal bill on President-Elect Trump’s desk by February 20. We also know that there have [...]

Medicaid Block Grants We need you to ACT today!

  Governors have been asked by Congress to give feedback on their desire for Medicaid Block Grants. These block grants could harm services for people with disabilities and affect funding for assistive technology. Assistive technology includes manual and power wheelchairs, scooters, special seating systems, and speech generating devices. Governors have until TODAY, Friday, January 6, [...]

ADA Compliance Directive of Florida Supreme Court

  Our attorney tried to attend a local Florida Bar Association meeting and the building was not accessible so she filed a complaint with the State of Florida Bar. The following link will lead you to the letter regarding the request of the Florida Supreme Court that every voluntary bar association develop and implement a [...]

Save the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Learning Disabilities Association of America has put out a call to action aimed at stopping legislation that will weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act. The following information is excerpted from the LDA Action Alert.  Several bills have been introduced in Congress that would impose significant requirements on individuals alleging violations of the Americans with [...]

Labor Department Releases Report on Increasing Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities has released its final report. The report summarizes the findings and recommendations of the Committee on ways to increase competitive employment opportunities for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The Committee was developed as part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. [...]