Bulletin: TechSoup Storytelling and More

I've mentioned TechSoup here before. If you are a non-profit, you can get huge deals on all sorts of technology tools, from long lists of equipment and software to very useful webinars. Membership is free. Once you sign up, TechSoup checks your credentials, and you are good to go.

This week, TechsSoup is offering four seminars, two of which might be of interest to you writers out there or, perhaps, to your students.

Discussion: February Spotlight for LINCS Resources

Notice: Webinar about Bookshare, an accessible online library

Please join us for a webinar March 11, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 eastern. Learn about Bookshare, the world’s largest online library of accessible ebooks for people with print disabilities. Bookshare is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), and is free for all qualified U.S. students of any age. Members enjoy access to a robust and fast growing collection of more than 320,000 books in a variety of genres that can be read using many different devices and applications.

Discussion: Teaching the Art of Cooking to People with Special Needs

Hi all,
 
In my first teaching position with intellectually challenged adults, one day a week, my students and I got to spend time in our own commercial kitchen.  I felt so inexperienced on that day since I was living alone in my first apartment and didn't know how to cook.  As it turns out, that one day a week turned out to be the beginning of my own lifelong interest in cooking.  
 

Discussion: Envisioning a disability-friendly workplace

Hi group members,
 
Is your workplace an environment where employees with disabilities can work hard, work safely, and be appreciated for their effort?   Accommodating those employees, as well as customers and others, is not only a duty, it’s also effective business practice.
 

Discussion: Adult Education and People with Disabilities

Hello group members,

I was reading something on the OVAE (now renamed OCTAE) website and re-found a page that I have accessed before.

Discussion: Comcast Makes Multi-Million $ Commitment To Broadband Access, Digital Literacy, and Disabilities

Colleagues,

This announcement may be of interest to those who care about broadband access, disabilities, and digital literacy. It looks like this initiative will primarily impact these cities: Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. For more information:

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/comcast-makes-multi-million-commitment-access-literacy/129412

David J. Rosen

djrosen123@gmail.com

Discussion: Comcast Makes Multi-Million $ Commitment To Broadband Access, Literacy, and disabilities

Colleagues,

This announcement may be of interest to those who care about broadband access, disabilities, and digital literacy. It looks like this initiative will primarily impact these cities: Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. For more information:

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/comcast-makes-multi-million-commitment-access-literacy/129412

David J. Rosen

djrosen123@gmail.com

Discussion: “Robot Tech” is revolutionizing the lives of people with disabilities

Hi group members,

Henry Evans, a self-described "mute quadriplegic" delivered a Ted Talk last October in an unorthodox manner.  Evans discusses the challenges he has overcome since his life-changing stroke.  His speech highlights how his work with the organization Robots for Humanity is allowing him to revolutionize what he calls “robot tech” and how it applies for people with disabilities.  

Discussion: Program helps young adults with disabilities become more independent

Hi group members,

I just read an article about a post-secondary student with Down Syndrome from Kalamazoo, Michigan that I think you will find heartwarming.  After you finish reading the article, please post a message if your state has a similar program.  Tell us about it~ Please!

Rochelle Kenyon, SME

 

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