An article posted on Disability Scoop written by Michelle Diament describes the extension of an integral concept from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act(IDEA) beyond the typical classroom environment.

Event Date(s): July 12, 2012 -
19:30 to 21:00

Please join Marjorie Book Continuing Education as they perform Nancy Pahl Gilsenan’s Beloved Friend on Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13 at 7:30p.m. at Cincinnati Museum Center’s Reakirt Auditorium.

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From Education Week Online, this article by Nirvi Shah features the story of a Colorado High School athletic program that integrates students with and without disabilities on the fields, tracks, and courts of various athletic activities.


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With the Olympics fast approaching, Paralympics athletes are gearing up for events in London that will begin in the Summer of 2012. New York Times columnist Vincent Mallozzi interviews Matt Scott, a wheelchair basketball player from the USA team on his hopes and goals for the 2012 games.

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According to Disabilityscoop.com, a recent case in Springfield, MA against online movie giant, Netflix, resulted in a federal court ruling that declares that websites are also subject to the rules and regulations set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).

The Columbus Museum of Art now offers a newly designed tour of the museum's main galleries for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Sparking Imaginations is a collaborative effort by the Columbus Museum of Art, the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, The Ohio State University, and Abbott Nutrition. The Sparking Imaginations Program delivers one-hour tours led by specially trained docents for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The tours, offered monthly, are limited to six people with Alzheimer’s accompanied by their caregivers.

 

New research from the National Governors Association (NGA) illustrates how the arts, culture and design can drive economic growth. New Engines of Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture and Design (pdf). uses a unique blend of cultural case studies and economic theory to demonstrate how the arts offer a competitive edge for cultivating high-growth industries, accelerating innovation, catalyzing entrepreneurial activity, reducing unemployment, building human capital and reviving distressed areas.

"If a person with a serious vision, hearing, or mobility impairment came to your office on business or joined your organization as an employee, you would do whatever you needed to to accommodate that person so he or she could do his or her job. Indeed, most people would be embarrassed if their employer failed to create an accessible work space for such a guest, while failure to do so for a new employee is illegal. 

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The International Art Program for Children with Disabilities is open to those ages 5 - 8 is a unique opportunity for student-artists with disabilities from around the world to present their artwork side-by-side in an online exhibition. A selection of artwork from the online entries will be chosen for a live exhibition at the United States Department of Education in Washington D.C.

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Advertising is such a visual medium - whether it's 30-second spots on TV or the image onslaught of outdoor billboards and street furniture - that blind and visually-impaired consumers are, for marketers, often invisible. But South African fast food chain Wimpy is bucking the trend with an unusual marketing campaign: a Braille Burger.

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