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Inclusive Organizing

Jessica Riestra, Statewide Youth Organizer for YO! Disabled and Proud, a program of California Foundation for Independent Living Centers Organizing is a big part of today’s society. Today, more than ever before we are seeing communities come together to advocate for human rights. However, oftentimes many organizations fail to be inclusive when making sure that…

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Social Media Accessibility Tips & Tricks: Twitter

Whether sharing a new photo, commenting on current affairs, uploading a funny video, or promoting your business’s newest venture, social media remains relevant because people want to make connections. However, these connections aren’t always possible if social media platforms aren’t accessible. The Where It’s AT Blog team has put together some of the latest accessibility…

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Social Media Accessibility Tips & Tricks: Posting

Whether sharing a new photo, commenting on current affairs, uploading a funny video, or promoting your business’s newest venture, social media is only relevant because people want to make connections. However, these connections can break down if posts aren’t accessible. The Where It’s AT Blog team is here to help, so you can feel confident…

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year’s theme will be “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”. International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been observed by the United Nations since 1992 with varying themes, such as: “2015: Inclusion matters: access and empowerment of people of…

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My Path to Accessible Voting in November 2020

In honor of National Voter Registration Day, Where it’s AT would like to reflect on the particular experiences voters with disabilities have when “going” to the polls, whether “going” to the polls means physically visiting a polling place, voting by mail, or any of the new emerging options. As our country progresses toward utilizing necessary…

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Making Earth Day Accessible

April 22nd is Earth Day, a unifying gathering that brings together all walks of life to celebrate our planet, activate change, and work together to build an abundant future. Let’s work together to make the future more inclusive for people with disabilities. In 1987, the United Nations defined “development with sustainability” as something that “meets…

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WHERE IT’S AT: The New Name for the Ability Tools Blog

The Ability Tools team at the California Foundation for Independent Living (CFILC) opted to let our assistive technology (AT) advocates and the general public vote online for a new blog name. With over 50% of the votes, Where It’s AT won! When you think of an assistive technology (AT) blog – Ability Tools is Where…

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The ADA: A Huge Help!

By Alexa McBride The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed on July 26th, 1990. The bill was signed by then President George W. Bush. The ADA gave millions of Americans who have disabilities access to public places, transportation, education, employment and housing. I recently learned that President Bush had a sister-in-law with a disability.…

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Showing off my Independence on Independence Day

Written By: Tiffany Taylor, YO! YAC Member & Halten Center for the Blind Who is Tiffany Taylor? I am a teacher of Braille, Assistive Technology, Independent Living Skills and Financial Management at the Hatlen Center for the Blind. I also happen to be a graduate of the program who is visually impaired. What does Independence…

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Assistive Technology That Can Support Safety

Hey! Did you know June is National Safety Month? Safety and disability can go hand-in-hand, and assistive technology can help. From special locks, alarms and environmental adaptations, here are some examples on how people with disabilities can keep themselves and their families safe. Locks Wireless Remote Controlled Door Locks For those with limited dexterity, fine…