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  • Olmstead | Day In Washington
    Al Mohamed July 21 2011 Comments Off on Events and Articles Olmstead WHO Report NIDRR Disability Affirmative Action Whew It has been a busy year which unfortunately has lead to some dust collecting on Day in Washington My apologies to regular readers Today I just want to post a few items that may be of interest Special thanks Read more Top 10 Disability Events of 2010 by Day Al Mohamed January 3 2011 Comments Off on Top 10 Disability Events of 2010 It s that time of year again As we move forward into 2011 and say goodbye to 2010 lets take a few moments to review the array of disability events policies and changes that took place Below is my Top 10 Read more Anniversary of Olmstead Decision 10 years and counting by Day Al Mohamed June 22 2009 1 Comment Greetings Great news Things are still busy but I m hoping that with the brand new Twitter feed I can now offer a little more detail as to everything going on here in Washington DC Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast Read more About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or if you are interested in guest podcasting please send us an email Follow Me on Social Media Search for Recent Posts DIW Podcast Education Loan Forgiveness and Disability Or why we need S 2800 the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act DIW

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  • Day In Washington | Page 4
    both work based and personal it has become necessary to close Day in Washington It isn t fair to you to have the site continue along without regular updates The Read more rights I Wish You Were Dead The 2013 National Disability Day of Mourning by Day Al Mohamed March 3 2013 I wish you were dead It is a terrible thing to say or even think to another human being Imagine it being said to a young person with a disability Now imagine someone following through on that threat Now imagine Read more Employment Legal Media politics rights Women in Combat Today People with Disabilities in the Military Tomorrow by Day Al Mohamed February 4 2013 The following article was originally written for the Lead On Update Recently Leon Panetta Secretary of Defense lifted the ban on women in combat Women would be allowed equal opportunity to participate in combat operations There have been a variety Read more Education health Media politics Sandy Hook Shooting A Policy Response by TechAsst December 18 2012 Like most people around the country I find Newtown Connecticut in my thoughts and the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School weighing heavily on my mind and heart And just like everyone else I find myself at loose ends in Read more Page 4 of 40 1 2 3 4 5 6 40 About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or

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  • Day In Washington | Page 5
    a second story man He used to Read more Media Quotable Quotable AimeeMullins on the Power of Words Disability Adversity by Day Al Mohamed May 28 2012 Read more health Quotable Quotable Claire Roy on Growth Attenuation disability by Day Al Mohamed April 30 2012 Read more Education Employment health politics Technology Disability News Update February 20 26 2012 by Patrick Cokley February 26 2012 Employment USDA Expands Farming for Disabled Americans Western Farm Press February 22 2012 Responding to the needs of a growing population of farmers and ranchers living with a disability the USDA awarded 23 grants to organizations to help thousands Read more Education Employment health Media politics rights Technology Uncategorized Disability News Update February 13 2012 by Patrick Cokley February 13 2012 The Disability News Update is coordinated by the Lead On Update The get weekly updates of disability happenings or to search by category visit the Lead On Update at www leadonupdate wordpress com Upcoming Events February 13 March 9 2012 Foundations of Read more Page 5 of 40 1 3 4 5 6 7 40 About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or if you are interested in guest podcasting please send us an email Follow Me on Social Media Search for Recent Posts DIW Podcast Education Loan Forgiveness and Disability Or why we need S 2800 the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act DIW Podcast Bradley Lomax Revolutionary

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  • Docent Training at USHMM | Day In Washington
    invaluable A good example might be in their meditation area Which is this area with seats It has white abstract art on white walls It was the trainer who pointed it out to the docents and even me that the white art would be something that they might have to explain I had not even known it was there so I couldn t have even pointed out to them and asked them to explain it But you can bet those guides would make sure it was mentioned the next time On a purely personal level the museum was fascinating Not the depressing sad tour I imagined Sobering yes meaningful yes but not the dreariness that I expected I encourage any blind or visually impaired person or actually any person visiting Washington DC to call the Holocaust Memorial Museum and ask for Guided Highlights Tour They have really gone out of their way to make it as accessible as possible No mean feat considering the amount of pictures and videos and information that is under glass But they gave good solid explanations and even had tactile items at various points in the tour I am definitely going to visit again Perhaps I can explore some other sights in the DC area and compile a list of museums and art galleries that are accessible and or visual impairment friendly Tags Personal Post navigation New York Times Magazine Article People with Disabilities Film Festival About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback

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  • New York Times Magazine Article | Day In Washington
    for what it is offensive and in VERY poor taste Let me encourage you to read the entire article for yourself but please allow me to submit a few quotes His eyes wandered around in their sockets like tropical fish in the aquarium of a cheap hotel lobby At each station he bent over and put his forehead against everything I showed him It was fascinating at first and later heartbreaking to note the angle at which he scrutinized each item in the refrigerator And instead of holding the pan of pork belly close under his nose and squinting down upon it like a very old man might do trying to read his train ticket he instead held each item up to his forehead above his eyebrows and stared up imploringly into it painful to watch him bent in half killing his back in order to have his untethered eyes close up to the cutting board But I understood 25 minutes into his trail that there was no system of compensation that he had not become hypersensate and that he had not emphatically evolved into a superior cooking machine Sadly the guy was just plain blind Eventually we fell into a kind of spontaneous unfunny Vaudeville routine in which I shadowed him without his knowing and seasoned the meat he missed turned the fish he couldn t moved the plate under his approaching spatula to receive the pork like an outfielder judging a fly ball in Candlestick Park The guy spent the rest of his trail with his back up against the wall in all the stations eyes rolling around in his head pretending to apprehend how each station worked I spent the remainder of his trail wrestling meat and unattractive feelings triggered by this insane predicament in which we had found ourselves Although believe it or not I can understand the humor in the piece I find it inappropriate Particularly for something such as the New York Times magazine I see this being forwarded on the Internet and have heard the irate responses from the visually impaired community But I also have an ugly suspicion as to what the rest of the world will say You blind people are being too sensitive It is just a story It is supposed to be funny that s all No one is getting hurt and the guy was offered a chance But we aren t being too sensitive What really brought home to me the question of poor taste and the appropriateness of the piece was simply asking the question What if he were black What if this story was about a black person and the humor revolved around some personal or cultural attribute related to race If that were the case the Times Magazine would never have published such a piece Gender race religion and in many cases even sexual orientation have been removed as sources of such humor in mainstream media and yet in this case disability it is considered

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  • Day In Washington | Page 39
    the Ragged Edge Magazine at http www raggededgemagazine com blogs edgecentric archives 2005 11 the bad blind html The author did a basic Internet search on the word blind What was fascinating to me and also the author was the prevalence Read more Uncategorized Vexatious Litigants and the ADA by Day Al Mohamed December 15 2005 Just musing over a couple of articles about Jarek Molski Jarek Molski is a paraplegic who has become rather famous or infamous as the case may be for filing law suits against businesses for violations of the ADA To date Read more Uncategorized How Easy to Forget Even the Famous Disabled by Day Al Mohamed November 18 2005 I found an article the other day from Haaretz com about an Israeli university and its ban on students with disabilities http www haaretz com hasen pages ShArt jhtml itemNo 647205 contrassID 2 subContrassID 4 sbSubContrassID 0 listSrc Y Just as a snippet Alia Abu al Khof wants to be a teacher But when she applied to study toward her Read more Uncategorized People with Disabilities Film Festival by Day Al Mohamed November 11 2005 This article about the UK Disability Film Festival caught my eye It looked really interesting What I wondered was I wonder how many of the films actually make it into regular film festivals How many disability related films are accepted as Read more Page 39 of 40 1 37 38 39 40 About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback

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  • Day In Washington | Page 38
    Additions to Directories Test by Day Al Mohamed March 29 2007 My Podcast Alley feed pca ec1a6d81fd28e1f661c58e77b0ba4c7d Read more Uncategorized Changes in Hollywood Not Yet by Day Al Mohamed March 21 2007 http www newmobility com review article cfm id 690 action browse Access Hollywood Disability in Recent Film and Television is a very interesting article although a bit dated I picked it out as it has a very detailed list of various movies both blockbuster and less well known that include Read more Uncategorized Miss Ability by Day Al Mohamed January 3 2007 I could not resist the following article Reality TV puts Disabled Women in Beauty Show from the Times UK from December 27th 2006 All I can say is wow Basically the Netherlands have a show complete with swimsuit Read more Uncategorized Tribeca Film Festival and Disability Film by Day Al Mohamed April 28 2006 Four documentaries on the Iraq War and its aftermath are playing at the fifth annual Tribeca film festival which was founded in the wake of 9 11 to help revive Lower Manhattan and promote the film industry in New York I just Read more Page 38 of 40 1 36 37 38 39 40 About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or if you are interested in guest podcasting please send us an email Follow Me on Social Media Search for Recent Posts DIW Podcast Education Loan

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  • Federal Communications Commission Celebrates the ADA and Creates Opportunities for Input | Day In Washington
    FCC s policies and practices under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 504 Section 504 requires federal agencies to make their programs and activities accessible to people with disabilities Their Public Notice is seeking public comments i e YOUR input on the accessibility of the FCC s programs and activities The FCC has to review it s policies and practices becase of advances in technology and achievability and then update its Section 504 Handbook every three years The Section 504 Handbook contains accessibility procedures and guidelines for releasing documents holding meetings receiving comments and other aspects of FCC programs and activities What they re particularly interested in is the overall accessibility of the FCC s activities and programs This can include the availability of sign language interpreters physically accessible buildings and meeting spaces Braille documents assistive listening devices Communication Access Realtime Translation CART captioning or any other accommodation issues How do you comment 1 Make sure that any comments issues or recommendations you send reference CG Docket No 03 123 2 Comments may be filed using 1 the Commission s Electronic Comment Filing System ECFS which you can get to from their website http www fcc gov cgb ecfs 2 the Federal Government s eRulemaking Portal http www regulations gov or 3 by filing paper copies If you use paper you have to file an original and four copies and send them to 445 12th Street SW Washington DC 20554 Just as a quick note one of the things I found really neat was that they will accept comments in audio Braille electronic and or video formats although those require a statement from the individual stating their identity Obviously this is my summary of the information To read the notice for yourself which as always I strongly encourage you to do or to request it in an accessible format send an e mail to fcc504 fcc gov or call the Consumer Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202 418 0530 voice 202 418 0432 TTY It can also be downloaded in Word and Portable Document Format PDF at http www fcc gov cgb dro section 504 html For further information please contact Pam Gregory Consumer Governmental Affairs Bureau Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division at 202 418 2498 voice 202 418 1169 TTY or e mail at Pam Gregory fcc gov admin July 20 2010 at 2 34 pm Wireless Telecommunications Bureau And Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Seek Comment on Accessible Mobile Phone Options for People who are Blind Deaf blind or Have Low Vision Comment Date September 13 2010 Reply Comment Date September 30 2010 Back in May the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau held a workshop on Expanding Disability Access with Wireless Technologies Wireless Access Workshop to learn more about mobile communications issues facing people with disabilities and the ways in which new technologies can offer opportunities to meet the communications access needs of this community Participants included stakeholders from the disability

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