September 2012

Groups support people with disabilities

Created by ghulam on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 23:56

Empowerment Cafe on Disability posted earlier that many faith based groups are taking interest and supporting people with disabilities, here is such type of posting from USA.

http://tinyurl.com/92gtmup

Assembly aids people living with disabilities

Created by ghulam on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 23:51

Group of people with disabilities

A local government assembly in Ghana decided to provide initial support to people with disabilities to earn their livelihoods.

http://tinyurl.com/9ecxxnb

Hire disabled employees

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Created by akram on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 16:26

We all know that the CSRA needs qualified workers to make our economy stronger. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Goodwill encourages the public and private sectors to strengthen their work forces by hiring qualified people with disabilities

read more at The Augusta Chronicle

US Labor Department awards $950,000 grant to establish Accessible Technology Action Center

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Created by akram on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 16:21

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an award of a $950,000 grant to the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America in Arlington, Va., to establish the Office of Disability Employment Policy's Accessible Technology Action Center, a national resource that will facilitate and promote the use of accessible technology in the hiring, employment, retention and career advancement of individuals with disabilities.

WorkOne's clients with disabilities may benefit as state gets grant

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Created by akram on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 16:18

The workforce board that serves Tippecanoe and nearby counties is hoping its ability to serve clients with disabilities will improve as a result of a new state grant.The U.S. Department of Labor announced this week that Indiana received a $2.28 million grant to improve training and employment for adults with disabilities through its WorkOne centers. Seven other states also received grants.

Technology as a blessing for physically challenged

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Created by akram on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 16:15

Professor Lee Sang-mook has been heading a government-funded project to improve the quality of life of disabled people through technology for over two years.

The project called Quality of Life Technology, or QoLT, falls in line with Lee’s belief that the advancements in the field of information technology are the biggest blessing for the physically challenged.

Karen Sue Wheeler Overcomes Disability to Become Award Winning Artist

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Created by akram on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 15:59

a painting of mixture of human face and and treeKaren Sue Wheeler is an award-winning American artist who was born with a form of Muscular Dystrophy known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy. She uses a small brush

Artists with disabilities to perform in October

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Created by akram on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 15:53

eff LaDow provides a mouth-painting demonstrationThe Milwaukee Public Theater is looking for performing artists with disabilities to develop a series of free performances during October, which is Tap the Potential Disability Awareness month. Tap the Potential is designed to fight stereotypes about disabilities through performances and artwork by artists with disabilities.

'Uncommon Differences' celebrates ability, creativity

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Created by akram on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 15:48

— October has been named Art and Humanities Month and Disability Awareness Month. Studio 84 brings the two together in a unique art exhibit called “UnCommon Differences: A Celebration of Abilities.” It will run from Oct. 1-26. A special public opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.

read more at Walworth County Today

Funding issues close Alley Cat Artists

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Created by akram on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 15:45

Alley Cat ArtistsEllensburg’s Alley Cat Artists closed its doors earlier this month because of a lack of funding.

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