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URI Holds 11th Annual Ocean State Writing Conference

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Are you an aspiring author or someone who wants to refine their creative writing skills through an educational conference at URI ? The University of Rhode Island fee based Writing Conference will be held on  October 26-28, 2017. While your thinking about the possibilities we have some of the featured writers and guest speakers’ books […]

Is There an Autonomous or Self-Driving Car in Your Future?

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Next time your at the local technology store the “sales representative” might ask you this question. Would You Like an Autonomous Car to Go with Your iPhone or Android Phone? Well, maybe this might happen in the future. While your waiting, read the New York Times article on the future of self driving vehicles.  Also, […]

The Civil War and Current American Domestic Issues

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

We always must know our past to understand our present. With the Charlottesville, Virginia disturbances on Saturday August 12th, we find our past American history collide with the present events and issues in our communities. To gain additional perspectives, from the New York Times read the following commentary by Thomas L. Friedman and Ross Douthat, […]

Accessible Mobile Reading Apps

Monday, December 12th, 2016

The NLS reference Guide for Accessible Mobile Reading Apps describes accessible software applications (apps) for smartphones and other mobile devices, which can be used by those who are visually impaired to read books, newspapers, magazines, and other print material.  

Be Prepared to Vote on November 8th, 2016

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

The RI Secretary of State has all the information you will need to be prepared to vote at your local polling station. If you have vision loss or physical challenges refer to the information on their website.

2016 NFBRI State Convention October 14th and 15th,

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

The 46th annual National Federation of the Blind of Rhode Island Convention will be held at the Radisson Airport Hotel , 2081 Post Road, Warwick, RI on October 14th and 15th. On the 14th, the free Assistive Technology Fair runs from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. On Saturday, there is a full day of meetings, presentations and conversations […]

FEMA Region I Disability Integration Newsletter

Friday, September 9th, 2016

The Fall 2016 edition of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region I Disability Integration Newsletter offers resources for planning and responding to adverse weather and other emergency situations.  FEMA is committed to ensuring inclusive and accessible emergency management programs and services. The Newsletter is online.

Independent Living Conference 2016

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

The Ocean State Center for Independent Living is holding an IL Conference on September 15th from 8:00am to 2:00pm at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI. The workshops include “iPhone Solutions for increased independence”, “Laugh Yoga”, and “Exploring IL Options in Rhode Island”. The keynote speaker is John Moon from the National Education for Assistance […]

Boston Abilities Expo September 16 – 18, 2016

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

The Boston Abilities Expo will have more than 150 exhibitors demonstrating new products designed to increase independence for people with disabilities. The Expo is free to attend and held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. If you want more information or wish to register. You may also call David Korse (310) 405-1317 to register.

Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities or Access and Functional Needs It’s hurricane season in Rhode Island and the Atlantic Coast. Are you prepared for a weather emergency? If you, or someone you know, has a disability or access or functional needs, be sure to take additional steps to stay safe, healthy, mobile, and independent […]

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