People with disabilities are one fifth of the population. Many of us are great leaders in our communities and our professions due to skills that we’ve developed advocating for ourselves and others: we’re adaptable, resilient, creative, and great at problem solving.
The Audio Description Project (ADP) is a wide-ranging audio description promotion and production initiative with goals that include-
After many months of hard work, AFB has raised the curtains on its redesigned website, www.afb.org. The new site maintains our proud history of accessibility, while making it even easier to find the wealth of information that users expect, especially on mobile devices. It also reflects the organization’s new strategic direction and priorities, emphasizing aging, education, and employment.
The LightHouse for the Blind in San Francisco is calling for submissions for the Holman Prize, a global $25,000 award for blind adventurers and creators. Apply by February 28 to follow in the footsteps of other ambitious blind people from all over the world and pursue the project of your dreams as a 2019 Holman Prizewinner.
The fourteenth annual "Focus" On Vision Impairment & Blindness Conference: Meeting the Needs of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Vision Loss will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood, MA, from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. The conference is sponsored by generous contributors including:
- Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
- Perkins School for the Blind
- Department of Developmental Services SE Regional Training Council
- Shriver Clinical Services
The disAbility Scholarship was created in 2013 to enable high school students with disabilities to go to college and target a career in the technology industry.
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