Attention Blind and Visually Impaired: We now have JAWS installed on our guest computer in our San Bruno office! In short, it reads text aloud on the computer screen.It's a $1,000 product that you can try for free at our office. Our staff member Marianne Haas has extensive user experience with JAWS and works with it every day in our San Bruno office. She can guide you through it. Call our AT guy Leonardo Camargo or drop in anytime to check it out!
Branch Office - San Bruno
1590 El Camino Real
San Bruno, California 94066
Tel: (650) 589-8994
FAX: (650) 589-8995
TTY: (650) 589-8170
More on JAWS, from our friends at AFB (American Foundation for the Blind):
Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6505086741. Thank you!
Posted By David-Elijah Nahmod @DavidElijahN on Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 2:14 PM
California Department of Public Health using Mental Health Service Act funding. The LGBTQ Reducing Disparities Project has been bringing LGBTQ communities together for the past four years to work toward reducing the disparities faced by LGBTQ people in California. MHANCA Project Staff will present findings from the Project report, "First, Do No Harm," will explore additional gaps within the local community, and share information about Phase II funding for LGBTQ promising practices.
"The San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission is delighted to support the local sharing of this statewide information highlighting needs within the LGBTQ communities," said Dr. Jei Africa, who is a Commissioner and also the Director of Diversity and Equity at the Health Department's Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division.
The Board of Supervisors created the LGBTQ Commission this past June to further the cause of inclusiveness and advocate for policies affecting the local LGBTQ communities.
The night will feature a light supper served at 6pm and the presentation beginning at 6:30pm with opening remarks from Supervisor Dave Pine, President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and Dr. Jei Africa.
For more information, please contact Nicole Scanlan, LGBTQmentalhealth@att.net
or call 916.538.7714
Know Your Rights Workshop on Benefits with Guest Speaker Trinh Phan of Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Know Your Rights Benefits Workshop
When: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Where: Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities - 2001 Winward Way, Suite 103, San Mateo, Ca. 94404
The Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities is hosting a FREE workshop on understanding your legal rights to social security benefits including SSI and SSDI. The workshop will be conducted by Trinh Phan of Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County.
RSVP is requested to ensure seating. For accommodation request contact Maisoon Sahouria by Monday December 1
To RSVP Contact:
650-645-1780 Ext 130
* Please refrain from wearing scented products to this event.
This past October, I accompanied fellow coworker, Maisoon Sahouria to the College of San Mateo for the first of her three-part workshop series on advocacy, effective communication, and disability rights. The workshop was an undeniable success, as the attendees (this advocate included), were educated on how to better advocate for themselves and their community. These skills proved incredibly useful shortly after leaving the college.
After the workshop, Maisoon and I decided to take the SamTrans 250 bus back to the CID office. Exiting from Perimeter Road, we walked down West Hillsdale Boulevard toward the intersection of Clearview Way. Upon reaching this intersection, we found that there was not a single curb ramp in any of its four corners.
This intersection is not only important for local businesses and the residents living in the area; it is also the closest SamTrans fixed route stop for the College of San Mateo. Anyone leaving the college using a wheelchair, walker, cane, etc. wanting to ride the SamTrans 250 or 294 busses, would somehow have to leap off of the seven inch sidewalk on the northwest corner of the West Hillsdale Boulevard intersection.
From there, one would cross West Hillsdale Boulevard only to find another absent curb ramp on the other side of the intersection. In order to access to the eastbound sidewalk of West Hillsdale Boulevard that person would then have to travel for over 350 yards on the road of the incredibly unsafe West Hillsdale Boulevard.
Here, they will find their first curb ramp with access to a sidewalk in the middle of the Highway 92 on-ramp. But, the journey’s not over yet; there is still an unbearably steep 350 yards back up West Hillsdale Boulevard, where one would finally be able to catch the SamTrans bus. Needless to say, this is not only impossible, it is unacceptable.
Our findings prompted us to contact the City of San Mateo immediately. We advocated that they do something to remediate the multitude of access and safety issues at this intersection. We spoke to a senior engineer at the Department of Public Works, and our advocacy paid off. Within 10 days, the city installed curb ramps on all four sides of the intersection.
This is just one of the many success stories at CID. Do you have a CID success story that you would like to share here on our Blog and social media outlets? Perhaps we installed a ramp or a stairlift for you at your home and you would like to let others know how it has helped you to remain independent and in the community? Maybe we helped you to become a better advocate for yourself, and you would like to tell that story? We’re looking for more of these types of success stories, so if you are interested in sharing your story, you can reach out to us HERE.