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National Telecommuting Institute

National Telecommuting Institute (NTI) is a unique educational/job-matching organization pioneering the development of telework jobs for Americans with disabilities. NTI staff bring together employers who have agreed to go virtual, advanced communications technology and vocational rehabilitation agencies to enable individuals with disabilities to train for and work online in environments that are more easily…

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Professional Development Opportunity: CTVEH Conference

California Transcribers and Educators of Visually Handicapped 2009 Conference

2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of CTEVH.  Celebrate with us!

March 12-15, 2009
San Francisco Airport Marriott
1800 Old Bayshore Hwy.
Burlingame, CA 94010
650-692-9100

Check out the website for the program packet, registration information and participant list: www.ctevh.org/index.htm

Also, visit the CTEVH site for job postings and student opportunities…

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The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County. Position: Rehabilitation Specialist

The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County is pleased to announce a job opportunity for its center located in Pacific Grove, CA.  For more information please contact Jeannie Cordero, Program Director, at 831-649-3505 or by email at vision@blindandlowvision.org.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION 1/02/09
 
Position: Rehabilitation Specialist
 
Hours: 37½ hours per week, FTE        
 
Salary: $42,000 to $50,000; plus…

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The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County. Position: Rehabilitation Specialist

The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County is pleased to announce a job opportunity for its center located in Pacific Grove, CA.  For more information please contact Jeannie Cordero, Program Director, at 831-649-3505 or by email at vision@blindandlowvision.org.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION 1/02/09
 
Position: Rehabilitation Specialist
 
Hours: 37½ hours per week, FTE        
 
Salary: $42,000 to $50,000; plus…

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Latest Senior University Update

All remaining Senior University (Senior Action Network) classes scheduled for SFPD Taraval have been canceled, including the March 2 class.

The public speaking training segment originally scheduled for February 16 has been rescheduled.

The new date and location is:
March 2, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Mission Creek Community, 225 Berry Street

Cantonese translation will be provided.
 
LightHouse for the…

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TV Feature on SAFE this Saturday

Catch Jessie Lorenz, LightHouse Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, on Access SF. She is being interviewed about the Sidewalks Are For Everyone campaign.

The program airs this Saturday, February 21 at noon on Channel 29. It will also be simulcast on the web at www.accessf.org/guide/watch/.

Access SF 1 is San Francisco's award-winning public access television…

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Bob Planthold Sets His Cites on Illegal Motorcycle Parking

By Joe Eskenazi

[Bob] Planthold, a former city ethics commissioner who walks with braces and crutches after a childhood bout with polio, notes that this article will show you little-used law allowing cities to hire the disabled to enforce disabled parking access laws. Based upon his survey of the six square blocks around City Hall…

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U.S. Representatives Edolphus Towns and Cliff Stearns Introduce Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, NFB Applauds Measure

 
January 28, 2009 12:17 PM Eastern Time  

National Federation of the Blind Press Release

CONTACT:
Christopher S. Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
<mailto:cdanielsen@nfb.org>cdanielsen@nfb.org>

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Representatives Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL) today introduced H.R. 734, a bill intended to protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury or death…

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