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Calling All Leaders! – YLF Conference 2017

YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE We are now accepting applications for SC Youth Leadership Forum (SCYLF)! South Carolina Youth Leadership Forum (SCYLF) is a unique 4 day overnight summer leadership experience that empowers leadership and self-advocacy skills for young adults with disabilities. SCYLF also enhances the personal, academic and career potential for young adults with disabilities through leadership activities and experiences with peers, mentors, lawmakers, and successful role models with disabilities. The South Carolina Youth Leadership Forum (SCYLF) is open to young adults…

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Director Julia Barrett-Martinelli on Dame Le Mano / Give Me Your Hand Radio Show

AccessAbility is on Dame Le Mano / Give Me Your Hand Radio Show, Tuesday, August 19th at 3:00pm. Listen as Director Julia-Barrett Martinelli talks about AccessAbility’s services and our quest to empower people with disabilities. Check it out on El Sol 980-1480 AM To listen on Tunein, click HERE For Livestreaming, click HERE To listen to the show on Sound Cloud, click HERE

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Free Currency Readers

NLS has agreed to partner with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in distributing its currency readers. The readers are free and only will read U.S. currency. BEP began distributing the currency readers at the National Federation of the Blind conference in Orlando, Florida, last week. BEP also plans to distribute currency readers at the American Council of the Blind conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, next week, and at the Blinded Veterans Association conference in Las Vegas in August.…

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Living with No Boundaries: Meet Brendan

Living with No Boundaries: Meet Brendan By the Disability.gov Team A basketball whizzes past the camera, and a little boy with short blonde hair cracks a smile and lets out a mischievous laugh. His dad, Ricky, jogs to the ball and in a split second returns it for another round of entertainment. When you ask Brendan questions, he answers confidently. He eagerly returns high-fives. His energy fills the room, tugging at the heartstrings of everyone at the photo shoot. Brendan…

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