What: Abilities Expo 2014
CID is going to the Abilities Expo 2014 in San Jose, and so should you! Look for our table inside the enormous ADA Legacy Project booth hosted by our friends at Pacific ADA (they will have an entire bus in the booth commemorating the 25 years of ADA!). CID staff will be at the Expo all weekend. Haven't been to Abilities Expo before? Check out this video from the 2012 Expo in San Jose. Come by the Expo this weekend!
Come hear Heather Smith, from Skyline College, discuss the various services that their new program Sparkpoint offers consumers in our community!
SparkPoint Centers are financial education centers that help individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet. Sparkpoint helps individuals address immediate financial crises, get them back on their feet, and build financially secure futures. In addition, Sparkpoint helps consumers increasing income, from accessing public benefits to finding a good job
When: Monday November 17, 2014
Where: CID, 2001 Winward Way, suite 103
San Mateo, Ca 94404
RSVP to Maisoon Sahouria
650-645-1780 x 130
Project WeHope's Homeless Connect IV was a great success. Thanks to all those who participated! Here are just a few pics from the day.
It's 2014, But It's Still Difficult For People With Disabilities To Vote
Voting Access Often Difficult For Disabled Americans
The Huffington Post | By Kim Bellware Posted: 11/04/2014 6:28 pm EST Updated: 11/04/2014 6:59 pm EST http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/04/voters-with-disabilities_n_6102132.html
The SF Examiner | By Jessie Lorenz
For many American voters with disabilities, simply getting to their polling place on Tuesday is only the beginning of their struggle. As a result, voter participation has consistently been lower among citizens with disabilities, resulting in less-representative elections.
“I talk to people who have disabilities who just don’t vote anymore," Martin Odian, a longtime elections officer in Menlo Park, California, told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. "It’s too frustrating and too hard to get in.”
A 2013 report authored by Rutgers professor Lisa Schur for The Presidential Commission on Election Administration said that among people with disabilities who had registered to vote in 2012, only 82.1 percent of those actually voted; by contrast, 87.5 percent of registered voters without disabilities had voted. The report went on to say there could be as many as 3 million more voters with disabilities if they voted at the same rate as "otherwise-similar people without disabilities...
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Section 3839, of the 1895 Political Code of California read as follows: “Every male inhabitant of this State, over twenty-one and under sixty years of age, except paupers, insane persons and Indians, must annually pay a Poll Tax of two dollars.”
It used to be that paying a poll tax was a precondition to exercising the right to vote and nothing short of decades of fierce struggle by dreamers from all walks of life changed that fact. The disability-rights movement, which started in the Bay Area in the 1970s, undertook a similarly monumental task: To redefine what it means in society to be disabled. Before then, disability was seen as a set of limitations that prevented function within society by the individual.
The disability-rights movement has recast disability, instead, as a problem of society being rigidly designed in ways that exclude people with disabilities. The solution is to fix society. These concepts were, and remain, revolutionary...
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Project WeHope EPA HOMELESS CONNECT-4
9AM – 3PM
1856 Bay Road, East Palo Alto
WeHOPE Shelter (Lord’s Gym)
Or Contact Alicia Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Medical Clinic *Employment Services *Veterans Services *Hair Cuts
*Shelter Referrals* *Mental Health *Housing Information *Flu Shots
* Legal Aid *Financial Education *GA and Food Stamp Assistance
Come win prizes
Free Showers available all day until 3pm (sign up onsite)
Free Laundry all day until 3pm (sign up onsite)
Come receive free give-a-ways
In recognition of the upcoming 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) July 26, 2015, Menlo students enrolled in PSY/SSC 482, Understanding Disabilities class, organized a Disability Awareness Exhibit.— at Menlo College.
The 2014 Commission on Disabilities' Art Showcase, featuring local artists with disabilities was a total hit!
Art was displayed from October 1st through the 21st in the Caldwell Gallery, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (free and open to the public)
The Artists' Reception & Silent Auction took place on Tuesday, October 21st from 5pm to 7:30pm in the Caldwell Gallery in the Hall of Justice located at 400 County Center in Redwood City. Most of the Artist's work was sold.
Beyond Paratransit: 21st Century Mobility
More information about the Alameda CTC can be found at www.alamedactc.org
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