Track your visually impaired child’s IEP status via your iPhone.

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Checklist iPhone Application for Parents & Teachers The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) has announced the development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Checklist iPhone application. The new IEP application helps parents of students with disabilities become better informed about by making IEP information easier to access. This tool is … Continue reading Track your visually impaired child’s IEP status via your iPhone.

Amazon’s Kindle to get audible menus, bigger font

Amazon’s Kindle to get audible menus, bigger font By Jessica Mintz Associated Press Posted: 12/07/2009 01:55:11 PM PST Updated: 12/07/2009 03:47:24 PM PST SEATTLE ­ Amazon.com will add two features to the Kindle e-book reader to make the gadget more accessible to blind and vision-impaired users. Monday’s announcement comes a month after Syracuse University in … Continue reading Amazon’s Kindle to get audible menus, bigger font

Professional Development: Call for Applications – Disability, Sexuality & Rights Online Training

Disability, Sexuality and Rights -Online Training For an application and brochure with complete course information, click here. Applications are due December 18, 2009. An Online Course for Practitioners and Activists in Human Rights, Public Health and Development Organizations and Movements February 1 ­ April 1, 2010     (9 weeks, 5 hours per week) The Disability, Sexuality … Continue reading Professional Development: Call for Applications – Disability, Sexuality & Rights Online Training

Job Opening: UC Berkeley Disabled Students’ Program Internship Coordinator

Departmental Overview The Disabled Students’ Program (DSP) is recognized for its commitment to ensuring that all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities at UC Berkeley and helps students to achieve academic and career success through its programs. DSP offers a wide range of services for students with disabilities. Our newest program is … Continue reading Job Opening: UC Berkeley Disabled Students’ Program Internship Coordinator

This Friday’s LightHouse tech seminar: Online Networking for Success!

Online Networking for Success! September 25, 2009 Panel Presentations 1 – 3 p.m. PDST Get started in our computer lab! 3 – 4 p.m. PDST 214 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102 You’ve heard the buzz about making connections with Facebook and Twitter, but how do these sites work? More importantly, how can you, … Continue reading This Friday’s LightHouse tech seminar: Online Networking for Success!

Sept. 17 Health Care Reform & Disability Teleconference, The Arc

From The Arc of the US and The Arc of San Francisco Health Care Reform & Disability Teleconference The Disability Coalition for Health Care Reform is sponsoring a teleconference entitled “Will health insurance reform mean security and peace of mind for people with disabilities?” on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 1:00p.m. Central Time.  Speakers include … Continue reading Sept. 17 Health Care Reform & Disability Teleconference, The Arc

National Federation for the Blind’s Braille Readers are Leaders expands!

This contest is a great way to motivate new Braille learners. LightHouse staff  Lisamaria Martinez won first prize  when she was  seven years old for reading 2,081 Braille pages in 3 months! Even with the explosion of  digital reader options like Victor Stream and Book Sense, Lisamaria says, “Braille is still my favorite way to … Continue reading National Federation for the Blind’s Braille Readers are Leaders expands!

Employment Opportunity: Chief Marketing & Development Officer – Special Olympics International

  Special Olympics International (SOI), based in Washington, DC, is committed to providing year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and to opening the minds of all people to the gifts and talents of these athletes, is seeking a Chief Marketing & Development Officer (CMDO), Reporting to the President … Continue reading Employment Opportunity: Chief Marketing & Development Officer – Special Olympics International