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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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Hockey is for Everyone™

We are over a month into the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals, and the competition is getting heated. Unfortunately, none of California’s hockey teams remain in the running, with the LA Kings having faced off against the Edmonton Oilers and exiting in the first round. As sad as that news is, it’s not the end of…

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Physical Education (PE) For All!

Staying active is important for everyone’s physical and mental health, especially children and teenagers in K-12. It is crucial for children to be active because it helps their muscles develop and grow, and it promotes a positive form of self-care. There are multiple ways to exercise and stay active, but some individuals need Assistive Technology…

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Everyone Out and Hitting the Trail!

California is no stranger to natural beauty, there is a reason we have the most National Parks (our nine even beating out gorgeous Alaska’s eight!). It is a part of our culture as Californians to not only be custodians to a variety of environments, but also to meaningfully interact with them. That is why it…

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Path to the Road: Getting Myself Road-Ready…

Russell Rawlings, Statewide Community Organizer, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers I have never thought of myself as a vehicle owner. But, as a 45-year-old male with cerebral palsy who uses a powerchair (or “electric wheelchair” as I probably would’ve said for the majority of my life), I’m being presented with an opportunity to become…

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Online AT Shopping Tips!

Assistive Technology (AT) can be expensive, and it is not always covered by insurance or public resources. That is why it is crucial to use as many advantages you have at your disposal to get the best deal possible. With the holiday shopping season kicking into full gear, tactics to get a deal when shopping…

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Halloween is for anybody!

A Halloween that is accessible to everyone is possible without any extra effort or with very little effort and some creativity. With COVID-19 still being a serious consideration, please check out last year’s blog Spooky, Not Scary for some tips on how to have a socially distant and safe Halloween. Accessible costumes Costumes that incorporate…

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Social Media Accessibility Tips & Tricks: TikTok

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…