National Technical Assistance Center (NTAC-AAPI)
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NTAC e.News — August 15, 2005
NEW! Better Jobs, Better Earning, Better Living!
On July 28th, Dr. Kim-Rupnow and other Hawaiian women leaders attended a Leadership Forum in Honolulu hosted by the US Department of Labor, Women's Bureau. The Women’s Bureau has many projects under the catch phrases, “Better Jobs” (which includes the Women with Disabilities Entrepreneurship Project), “Better Earning,” and “Better Living,” (see http://www.dol.gov/wb for more information). Dr. Kim-Rupnow discussed the possibility of NTAC-AAPI becoming a partner in adapting some of the Womens Bureau’s projects to better serve the needs of the AAPI community nationwide.
NEW! 7 principles for a triumphant life!
Dr. Young Woo Kang, a member of National Council on Disability and an avid NTAC-AAPI supporter, published a new book entitled, My disability, god’s ability: 7 principles for a triumphant life (Abingdon Press). According to Dr. Kang, “Don’t just use your eyes to see. You have to see the world with vision. Find out what you like to do and what you are good at. Develop those talents. Later, you will be able to contribute your unique gift to society….” This book is available in online book stores.
Announcements: National and International
Quick-Dial #399 and 211 Lines Off to Good Start
Los Angeles County launched two quick-dial help lines for emergency and social service needs. The lines offer language interpreters, TTY phone help for the deaf, and multi-language referrals to 4,000 agencies and 28,000 programs. http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~20954~2947996,00.html
Local Goodwill Receives National Honor (Los Angeles, CA – June 28, 2005)
The Deaf Training Employment Center of Goodwill Southern California (GSC) was awarded the Stewardship Excellence Award for innovatively optimizing
Goodwill’s resources. http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/
DeafCareers.com launched a new job search site!
DeafCareers.com today announced the launch of a new job search site that enables job seekers to find jobs from across the Internet at www.deafcareers.com. DeafCareers.com offers a vast online and print network to help job seekers connect with employers. DeafCareers.com connects with more than 500 deaf-related services and career centers that reach national, local, industry and niche audiences. Thousands of job seekers visit the site every month to search for opportunities by industry, location, company and job type, and sign up for automatic email job alerts. For more information about DeafCareers.com products and services. http://www.deafcareers.com
Director of Communication
Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, Mackworth Island
Job Description: This position is responsible for local, statewide and national public relations and outreach activities.
How to Apply: Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or Mail resume to Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, Mackworth Island, Falmouth, ME 04105.
For a complete list of NTAC products, please visit the Products section of our Web site.
Disability Information at Your Fingertips
Disability Information at Your Fingertips is an invaluable resource tool for libraries, disability organizations, health and social service agencies, schools and colleges, private practitioners, companies, and consumers. http://www.disabilityresources.org/DRMpubs-TF.html
AbleTV.net has been the Internet’s leader in streaming video with audio description and captioning since 1998.
With the power of the human spirit and the tools of science and technology, AbleTV.net brings you the activities, information, and assistive technologies of the community of people with disabilities. http://mirwin.homestead.com/files/brochure_2003_01.htm
Institutes / Conferences
For a complete list of conferences, please visit the Conferences section of our Web site.
Accessible Design in the Digital World where theory and reality collide; where ideas and practice merge
23-25 August 2005: Dundee, Scotland
The conference will explore the frontiers of inclusive design in the real world. It will also examine some of the challenges in both implementing guidelines and meeting legal responsibilities. http://www.accessinthedigitalworld.org/2005/
The Second International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World
September 11-14 , 2005: Jiuhua Spa and Resort, Beijing, China
For more information visit: The Second International Conference website. http://www.chinamed.com.cn/birthdefects/
Ticket to Work: Social Security Administration
September 12, 2005: Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 201 A-C
Conference: A Practical Approach to Providing Quality Care to Women with Disabilities
September 17, 2005: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Harvard Medical School’s Center of Excellence in Women’s Health is pleased to present “Women with Disabilities Symposium: A Practical Approach to Providing Quality Care to Women with Visual, Hearing, and Mobility Impairments.”
This one-day conference will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Women with Disabilities at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The registration fee is $75.
To learn more about the conference and register, visit: http://www.hms.harvard.edu/coewh/DisabilityConference
The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF) and The Health and Disability Research Institute (HDR)
San Francisco, CA: September 26 - 27, 2005
California State University Northridge’s 21st Annual International Conference “Technology and Persons with Disabilities”
March 20-25, 2006: Los Angeles, CA
Research / Publications
Doing it the Company Way: Employer Perspectives on Workplace Supports
By Richard G. Luecking, Ed.D
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