Archive: Sep 2013

  1. Tools You Can Use series: Out of Step, & Apple’s Learning Tools

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    Today’s installment of the “Tools You Can Use” series will focus on a new website called Out of Step, and Apple’s focus of ensuring that people of all abilities are empowered by having the ability to effectively utilize their products and services.  This post will showcase the importance of establishing a stronger connection between the outside world and people with disabilities through the use of technology and services.

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  2. “Tools You Can Use” – Ramp Your Voice’s Resource Series

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    “Tools You Can Use” is the new resource series that correlates with Ramp Your Voice’s key goals of providing education and empowerment for all people, regardless of ability.  “Tools You Can Use” will highlight free or low-cost resources (applications (apps), websites, books, blogs, services/webinars offered by organizations, etc.) that may be useful in helping individuals become knowledgeable and empowered when they are aware of what is available that can improve their quality of life.

    This week, I will highlight two websites that offer a wide variety of services, ranging from comprehensive statistical information covering the disability population in the United States to a free and easy way to find appropriate resources you can use in your city.

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  3. Google Doodle Celebrating the 153rd Birthday of Jane Addams

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    Google Doodle commemorating Jane Addams’ life & service that was shared on Fri., Sept. 6th, 2013.

    Google chose to celebrate the life and service of Jane Addams, the Founding Grandmother of Social Work, with a Google Doodle.  Jane Addams and others like her who fought for equality and humane services and treatment to the most vulnerable and oppressed in society, is the reason why social work exists today.   (more…)