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    National Disability Voter Registration Week – Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!

    In an effort to connect with voters with disabilities, the Department of Elections is participating with the San Francisco Main Library for National Disability Voter Registration Week and encouraging people with disabilities to REV UP, or Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! On July 18th from 5-6 p.m. look for SF Elections at the Main Library Atrium where they will be demonstrating … [Read more...]

    Upcoming Muni Fare Changes: January 1, 2017

    The SFMTA will be implementing fare changes on January 1, 2017 as approved by the SFMTA Board of Directors in this fiscal year’s budget). Our existing reduced fare programs, including the Lifeline pass and Free Muni for eligible low- and moderate-income youth, seniors and persons with disabilities remain. As part of Muni fare changes, single-trip Muni fares paid with a Clipper … [Read more...]

    Call To Action: Advocate for Medicare Coverage of Wheelchairs

    The problem: Right now, Medicare is looking to put wheelchairs and other CRT into competitive bidding which just doesn't work when we need very unique and customized chairs. For example, Medicare categorizes all the "accessories" under the same code, even though they're very different. For example, people need very different headrests. Some people just need a basic headrest that allows the to put … [Read more...]

    Seeking Volunteers to Participate in Election Observation

    The Secretary of State is once again conducting Election Day Observation for the General Election and hopes to observe in all 58 California counties.  Election Observation is a vital part of the election services that the Secretary of State provides to the citizens of California.  With the November 8, 2016 General Election upon us, we are seeking volunteers to serve as Observers in counties … [Read more...]

    Technology Matters – In Memory of Nick Feldman

    Nick Feldman was a good friend to ILRCSF, and to the disability community, as a whole. ILRCSF's Nick Feldman Device Lending Library is more than just named in his honor. It stands for his ideals regarding technology and independent living and, through it, ILRCSF is able to carry out the work of helping people with disabilities access the tools they need to do the things they want to do, and live … [Read more...]

    K-Ingleside and J-Church Temporary Service Changes Starting September 6

    SFMTA is temporarily rerouting the K-Ingleside and J-Church around the Balboa Park Station starting Tuesday, September 6 for approximately four months. Some of the improvements that will be made during the service changes include: Replacing switches and tracks inside the station for long-term maintenance Relocating the three existing poles along the J/K walkway for pedestrian safety … [Read more...]

    Some BART Elevator Closures Due To Improvements

    Riders will soon enjoy improved safety, appearance, and cleanliness on 80 elevators throughout the BART system thanks to the “Elevator Flooring Replacement” project. The project is focused on replacing the existing flooring with a new material, two-part Polyurea epoxy, that will help prevent liquid from getting beneath the floor and causing damage. The improvements will also make the elevators … [Read more...]

    Do you Use Twitter and a Screen Reader?

    The Paciello Group (TPG), a specialist digital accessibility consultancy, is working with Twitter on an exciting research study, and we’re looking for participants who use screen readers and Twitter, and who are available in the San Francisco area between the 2nd and 4th August, to take part. Participants will be invited to take part in an individual discussion lasting 60 minutes, located at … [Read more...]

    WWDC 2016 Accessibility Highlights

    Apple’s worldwide developer conference, held each June in San Francisco, provides a preview of what we can expect in upcoming software updates for iOS, watchOS, and macOS platforms. Apple has long been known for their inclusive product design and accessibility features, and this year’s keynote did not disappoint. Read on to find out what good things are coming for Apple consumers with … [Read more...]

    Call for Stories: Artists with Disabilities

    The Disability Visibility Project (DVP) is super excited to partner with the  Contemporary Jewish Museum for a listening party and panel discussion focusing on artists with disabilities on Sunday, September 25, 2016, 2 pm, San Francisco, CA. The event is free with advance registration. Check their calendar for event details, how to register, and information about … [Read more...]