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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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Facebook and the Accessible Workplace – Webinar June 21

Information courtesy of PEATworks.org

On June 21, tune in to an informative webinar to learn about accessibility at Facebook. Facebook’s Director of Accessibility Jeff Wieland and Director of Global Public Policy Monica Desai will discuss why and how Facebook has made accessibility a priority.

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates – Webinar June 18

Information courtesy of The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

On June 18, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) will present the first in a series of webinars on Sex Talk for Self-Advocates. Three professional sexuality educators will answer self-advocate questions from a survey on sexual relationships. The sexuality educators will talk about questions from the survey like:

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Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council Seeking New Members – Apply by July 22

Information courtesy of The Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (INSILC)

The Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (INSILC) is seeking new members. INSILC is responsible for the development of the State Plan for Independent Living, and for monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating the implementation of the State Plan. People with disabilities interested in advocating for Independent Living are invited to apply for membership.  For more information and to apply for membership, visit https://www.insilc.org/about-insilc. Applications are due by July 22.

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Assistive Technology to Help Your Students Flourish – Webinar June 13

Information courtesy of AbleNet

On June 13, tune in to an informative webinar to learn about assistive technology tools for students with disabilities. Google Chrome extensions and other cutting-edge tools will be discussed, along with simple implementation strategies to increase access to content and improve student engagement and productivity, with special emphasis on high school-aged and transitional students.

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Ask the Department of Justice – Open Question and Answer Session – Audio Conference June 12

Information courtesy of the Great Lakes ADA Center and the ADA National Network

Do you have questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? On June 12, representatives from the Department of Justice will be taking questions from the public. Questions will be taken both in advance and live during the audio conference.

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