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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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Web Accessibility for Developers – Webinar May 10

Information courtesy of Easterseals Crossroads

On May 10, the INDATA Project from Easter Seals Crossroads is offering a day of training on web accessibility for developers. If you are involved in web design or development, don’t miss this wealth of practical knowledge!

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How Teaching Artists Can Include Students with Disabilities – Webinar April 11

Information courtesy of VSA

On April 11, VSA (Very Special Arts) will present an informative webinar for Teaching Artists and anyone involved in teaching artist residency programs, especially program administrators and curriculum designers. Learn about self-assessment and coaching tools to make your classroom more inclusive for students with disabilities, as well as four categories of best inclusive practices that serve as a framework for targeting supports.

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Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic Fair Housing Podcast – The IRS & Avoiding Tax Scams

Information courtesy of the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

The Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic is a non-profit that offers pro bono legal advice to low income and immigrant families. The Clinic produces a podcast about legal issues called “Courting Justice”. The most recent episode is on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and avoiding tax scams. Learn about common misconceptions about the IRS, tips you need to know to avoid tax scams, and what to do if you become the victim of a tax scam or identity theft.

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American Health Care Act Vote Rescheduled for Today, March 24

Information courtesy of the Autism Society, ANCOR, NBC News, and the Kaiser Family Foundation

The House of Representatives has rescheduled yesterday’s vote on the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) for today, March 24. The vote is expected between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

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Making PDFs accessible to People with Disabilities – Webinar March 23

Information courtesy of Disability.gov and PEATworks.org

On March 23, Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) will present an informative webinar about accessible PDFs. PDF (Portable Document Format) is one of the most common document formats in use today, so it is vital to know how to create and manage PDFs in a way that is accessible to people with disabilities. Presenters will discuss best practices for using PDF documents, accessibility challenges related to PDFs, and how to handle issues such as an existing archive of untagged PDFs on a website.

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