Join us in celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act and reaffirming our Rights! Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:00 – 4:00 pm Come for some or all of the events 1:00: Gathering & orientation at the MN History Center 1:30: Disability Rights March to the Capitol 2:30: Disability Rights Rally in the Capitol Rotunda Featured speakers Continue Reading Disability Rights March & Rally!
What is Digital Accessibility? Broadly speaking, digital accessibility refers to electronic information and communications designed to “work for all people, whatever their hardware, software, language, culture, location, or physical or mental ability.” (Accessibility – W3C) Digital accessibility is about making electronic information and communications available to people with a variety of disabilities: auditory, cognitive and Continue Reading Principles of Digital Accessibility
News From: MN Employment and Economic Development The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities introduced the Partners in Policymaking program in 1987, and, through expansion to other states and countries, has trained more than 27,000 people worldwide. STATEWIDE ADVOCACY SKILLS AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING OFFERED TO MINNESOTANS WITH DISABILITIES AND PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL Continue Reading Partners in Policymaking Program Opens for Applications
News from Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities: State funding is urgently needed for employment services for adults with disabilities. “Employing people with disabilities in competitive jobs is a win for the state, for employers and for workers.” “ROI: Every $1 invested in Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) yields nearly $9 in consumer wages.” Your action is Continue Reading Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities: Call for Action
As you are aware a group of individuals have been working on a Complex Care Bill this legislative session. As bill now move through the conference committee it’s time to reach out to legislators. Lance Hegland recently shared this information: If you or someone you know relies on PCA program help 10+ hours each day, please contact Continue Reading Urgent Action Alert: Protect Complex PCA Services in Conference Committee
Save the Date!! The U.S. Access Board is pleased to announce a Town Hall meeting!!!! May 9, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. University of Minnesota University Recreation and Wellness Center 123 Harvard Street, SE Room 169 (Beacon Room) Minneapolis, MN 55455 The tentative agenda includes the following: 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. Welcoming remarks Continue Reading The U.S. Access Board Town Hall meeting