Celebrate Disability Pride Month with the Disability Postcard Project!

Date posted: September 5, 2014
What does disability mean to you?

  The disability postcard project aims to show the attitudes and experiences surrounding disability in society through anonymous postcard art.  Submitted postcards will be displayed in the cafeteria during Disability Pride Month the last week of October and uploaded to Tumblr with alternate text for descriptions. Submit your anonymous postcard art!  Explore the meaning of […]

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The DRC Celebrates the 24th Anniversary of the ADA

Date posted: July 31, 2014
Americans with Disabilities Act 24th Anniversary Celebration on July 24, 2014 from 12 to 2PM in the Gallery, D271

      On July 24, 2014 the Disability Resource Center, with support from Student Services and the Office of Equity and Pluralism, celebrated the 24th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act!  Signed on July 26, 1990, the ADA finally gave people with disabilities their full civil rights - from employment opportunities […]

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Disability Resource Center Staff Discuss the ADA and Disability Culture

Date posted: July 16, 2014
Sonya of KCBS sits at a microphone.

Recently, Bellevue College’s own radio station, 91.3 KBCS, interviewed Director Susan Gjolmesli, Assistant Director AJ Duxbury, and Disability Specialist Colin Donovan to discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act and Disability Culture in general.  Take a listen here or read the transcripts below! Thank you Sonya of KBCS, http://kbcs.fm/, for the opportunity to help spread the […]

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Advocates for blind, deaf want more from Apple

Date posted: July 16, 2014

Advocates for the blind are debating whether to use a carrot or a stick to persuade one of their oldest allies, Apple Inc, to close an emerging digital divide in mobile technology. As digital life increasingly moves to the world of smartphones and tablets, some disabled people with visual, hearing and other impairments are feeling […]

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Autism Spectrum Navigators on KING5

Date posted: April 23, 2014
ASN Program featured on KING5 New Day

Sara Gardner, Program Manger for the Autism Spectrum Navigators (ASN) along with Nathan Olson, ASN member, student at Bellevue College and author, joined host Margaret Larson on KING5′s New Day segment to talk about the program. Nathan’s book, “A Journey Through My Heartland” is a short memoir about being diagnosed with high-functioning Autism at 22. […]

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Gartner Says Companies Should Deploy Technologies to Address IT Accessibility

Date posted: April 14, 2014

“People with disabilities make up 15 percent of the world ‘s population and some of the assistive technology marketed to people with disabilities can also be sold to the other 85 percent of the population that is “situationally disabled” by their environmental conditions, at work and at play,” said Andrew Johnson, managing vice president at […]

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CVS Online Pharmacy Offers Talking Prescription Containers

Date posted: April 4, 2014
image of scrip-talk station

New service on CVS.com is the result of a collaboration with state and national organizations for the blind Woonsocket, Rhode Island  (March 18, 2014) – CVS/pharmacy announced today that it now provides ScripTalk talking prescription labels for prescriptions ordered for home delivery through its online pharmacy, CVS.com. The ScripTalk labels provide a safe and convenient […]

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University of Montana Reaches Agreement on Accessibility

Date posted: April 2, 2014

(3/19/14) The University of Montana has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights to ensure educational accessibility for people with disabilities at UM. The resolution agreement outlines a comprehensive set of policies and procedures so all electronic and information technology at UM can be used by the blind and […]

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Using Canvas for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Date posted: March 5, 2014
still image of Susan Gjolmesli talking about Canvas

Canvas is an online learning management system that allows sharing of course content and communications between instructors and students, provides online learning activities and assessments, and keeps track of students’ progress. Click the image above or the following link to watch a captioned video about how the tool is used to empower students on the autism […]

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TEDxCMU Talk ADHD As A Difference In Cognition — i.e., Attention Different, not Attention Disorder, Stephen Tonti

Date posted: March 1, 2014
ADHD Cognition Talk

Stephen speaks out as an advocate for our society to embrace cognitive diversity. He urges us to look at ADHD differently, to allow students with ADHD to learn differently, to create better alternatives to medication — especially for young children, and to allow students with ADHD to achieve their desired potential. “Don’t make me conform […]

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