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NTAC e.News — August 15, 2005

Announcements: Local

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 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.,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.

Positions Available launched a new job search site! today announced the launch of a new job search site that enables job seekers to find jobs from across the Internet at offers a vast online and print network to help job seekers connect with employers. 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 products and services.

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.
Qualifications: BS degree in Journalism, Communications or Pulic Relations. Four years relevant experience. Comprehensive understanding of Deaf education and culture. Fluency in American Sign Language. Knowledge of computer technology (interactive technology). Strong management and excellent communication skills.

How to Apply: Email resume to or Mail resume to Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, Mackworth Island, Falmouth, ME 04105.

Recent Products

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Disability Information at Your Fingertips

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With the power of the human spirit and the tools of science and technology, brings you the activities, information, and assistive technologies of the community of people with disabilities.

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.

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.

Ticket to Work: Social Security Administration

September 12, 2005: Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 201 A-C
The Social Security Administration is hosting a series of Ticket to Work Conferences and Expos around the country to promote increased use of the Ticket to Work program. Using the theme “It Pays to Check It Out!” these one-day Expos will provide participants — beneficiaries, as well as employers and service providers – with a better understanding of how and why a Ticket can be useful for them.

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:
For more information, please contact Lindsay Giorgi, Program Coordinator for HMS’s Center of Excellence in Women's Health. She can be reached at or (617) 732-5502.

The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF) and The Health and Disability Research Institute (HDR)

San Francisco, CA: September 26 - 27, 2005
Learn about accommodation issues, innovative employment practices, and the ADA! Meet the JAN Consultants and enjoy training from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Defense’s Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP), knowledgeable state and local legal representatives, and private employers. A free service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor.

California State University Northridge’s 21st Annual International Conference “Technology and Persons with Disabilities”

March 20-25, 2006: Los Angeles, CA
This is a comprehensive, international conference, where all technologies across all ages; disabilities; levels of education and training; employment; and independent living are addressed. It is the largest conference of its kind!

Research / Publications

Doing it the Company Way: Employer Perspectives on Workplace Supports

By Richard G. Luecking, Ed.D
Significant advances in the identification and application of accommodations and supports have enabled people with various disabilities to succeed in the workplace.

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