When I was growing up in Carbondale, some of my fondest memories were going to college basketball games. The Salukis of Southern Illinois University have quite a tradition, and there were many memorable nights spent at the SIU Arena. One such evening was January 19, 1978, when SIU hosted undefeated and 4th ranked Indiana State, … Continue reading Mike Glenn: A Special Player, Person and Pioneer in Deaf Basketball in America
Ohio DD Awareness Day Ohio Tech Ambassador Panel on FaceBook Live + Upcoming Tech Online Zoom Sessions
All five Ohio Tech Ambassadors, listed below, will be giving a panel presentation at 2021 Developmental Disability Awareness and Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 2 at 10 AM representing each of their specific regions. This will be streamed live on Facebook Live Streaming at the Developmental Disability Awareness & Advocacy Day Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/OhioDDAwareness … Continue reading Ohio DD Awareness Day Ohio Tech Ambassador Panel on FaceBook Live + Upcoming Tech Online Zoom Sessions
There is a town just north of Carbondale called DuQuoin, home to something called the DuQuoin State Fair. My whole life growing up I assumed the DuQuoin State Fair had some connection to the Illinois State Fair – perhaps it was the state fair for folks who felt it was too much to drive the … Continue reading Friday Spotlight: Ronnie Milsap
Technology Showcase on March 3Marci Straughter, one of the Tech Ambassadors for the State of Ohio, will be having a technology showcase on March 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to show people how technology can be used to enhance safety and independence for people who have developmental disabilities. The showcase will be held on Zoom.Marci … Continue reading Technology Showcase on March 3 – Email to receive Zoom Link
Pondering the Meaning of Liberty By Mark E. Seifarth As of late, my pen and my keyboard have been a bit silent as I sort through the cacophony of opinions & ideas on the recent nation shattering events. Then, on an early morning news and comment program, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Jon Meacham gave me a … Continue reading Pondering the Meaning of Liberty
Virtual Release of the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Conference continues all week. Register Now! https://disabilitycompendium.org/event https://disabilitycompendium.org/annualreport https://disabilitycompendium.org/ Date: February 9-12, 2021 | 12:00pm – 1:15pm (ET) each dayLocation: Online via Zoom WebcastCost: FreeFollow along on social media at: #DisabilityCompendiumEvent We hope you will join us for our four-part virtual release of the Annual Disability Statistics … Continue reading REGISTER Feb 10-12 – RELEASE ANNUAL DISABILITY STATISTICS COMPENDIUM VIRTUAL CONFERENCE — Free
Gradually, over time, we have seen more and more people with disabilities in acting roles on television and in the movies. This week, NBC Universal vowed to continue that trend by committing to audition actors with disabilities for every project, a commitment to “creating content that authentically reflects the world we live in.” NBC is … Continue reading Hollywood Committing to Include More Actors with Disabilities
First a note of full disclosure: I have a significant bias toward Mike DeWine, for which I do not apologize. This comes in large measure by the fact that I’ve been happily married to his daughter for 28 years and am the father to six of his grandchildren. This bias didn’t matter too much when … Continue reading Ohio Lays Out Plan to Get Covid Vaccine to People with Disabilities
Mark E. Seifarth Every two years we elect U.S. House Members and one-third of the U.S. Senate. Every two years we elect legislators in our states all across this country. Every four years we elect and inaugurate the President of our United States. Today is that day. Here’s a Presidential Inaugural Day thought or two … Continue reading A Time for Work
Great news for people with disabilities who may wish to start the new year out with a new large-screen television. According to cnet.com, Samsung announced that their new QLED and neo-QLED television models will have advanced features for those with hearing or visual disabilities. The new features include “Closed Caption and Text,” allowing the user … Continue reading New Samsung TV models to be more accessible for people with hearing or visual disabilities
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