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Fifth Freedom – Empowering people with disabilities to make positive change

They say, give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. That’s the idea behind Fifth Freedom. Fifth Freedom gives people with disabilities the tools to organize themselves and tackle common problems. Maybe some buildings aren’t physically accessible. Or local public transportation needs to be improved. Or perhaps, legislators need to hear what 20% of their constituents think about how they spend their tax money. Whatever the case, we are here to empower people with disabilities to remove the barriers that thwart their potential. So if you’re the self-reliant type, contact us. We’re assembling a cast of thousands statewide who are willing to invest a little time to make a big difference.

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Inspiring Lifelong Learning with Bookshare – Webinar January 20, 2015

 

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Accessible Hospitals and Medical Care Facilities – Webinar January 8

Information courtesy of the ADA National Network, the Great Lakes ADA Center, and the US Access Board

Do you know what makes a medical care facility accessible? On January 8, Accessibility Online will present an informative webinar about Americans with Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act accessibility standards for medical care and long-term care facilities. Learn about accessibility requirements for parking at specialized facilities, alarm systems, bathrooms in intensive care units, medical diagnostic equipment, and more.

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ADA-Indiana Announces Funding for Local ADA Implementation Projects – Grant proposals due Jan 23, 2015

 

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Accessible iOS Devices – Webinar Jan 15, 2015

Information courtesy of AbleNet

On January 15, 2015, AbleNet will hold an informative webinar about Universal Design for Learning. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equitable opportunities to learn. Rather than a single, one-size-fits-all solution, UDL calls for flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs. Learn how you can implement UDL principles with the help of the built-in accessibility features of iOS devices such as the iPad as well as complimentary apps for text-to-speech, speech recognition, and more.

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Federal Communications Commission announces new Disability Advisory Committee – Nominations due Jan 12, 2015

Information courtesy of the Federal Communications Commission and Disability.gov

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is planning a Disability Advisory Committee to give consumers and other stakeholders a way to provide feedback and recommendations on a wide array of disability issues. FCC is seeking nominations for committee membership until January 12, 2015.

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