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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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Arts As Inclusion – Holding Ourselves Accountable in Reaching Students with Disabilities – Webinar December 13

Information courtesy of VSA

On December 13, VSA (Very Special Arts) will present an informative webinar about teaching art to students with disabilities. Learn about frameworks for designing accessible arts lessons, tools to evaluate student learning, and how art educators can be powerful advocates for the inclusion of students with disabilities throughout the school day.

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Accessible Workplace Website Images – Webinar December 8

Information courtesy of PEATworks.org

On December 8, Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) will present an informative webinar about making your website’s images accessible. Get essential tips for ensuring that your online recruiting materials and other website content are accessible to as many people as possible. Images are used on websites for many different functions, and each require a different approach for accessibility. This webinar will include detailed demonstration, discussion, and Q&A about how to ensure your images are both accessible and usable for people with disabilities.

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Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities Annual Conference – December 5 & 6 in Indianapolis

Information courtesy of the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities

December 5 and 6, join fellow advocates and professionals at the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities annual conference. This year’s conference theme is “Creating a Culture of Change”. The disability rights movement continues to build momentum, and it’s creating a culture of change — change for the better.

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Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities – Apply ASAP!

Information courtesy of Wells Fargo

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo has announced a special scholarship program to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice. Recipients will receive a $2,500 award for full-time study or a $1,250 award for half-time study. Applications are due by January 17, 2017, or until the first 700 applications are submitted, whichever comes first.

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Young musicians with disabilities can win $2,000 and a performance in Washington, DC

Information courtesy of VSA

VSA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts, is looking for applications for their VSA International Young Soloists Award. Young musicians with disabilities can win $2,000 and a performance in Washington, DC!

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