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Reflecting on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator—Branch Offices
January 16, 2017 was not just a day that the banks were closed. It was not just another holiday. And shame on me if I ever think of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a day that I don’t have to go to work.
No, it is a day to remember how far our country has come and renew...[read more]

| Tuesday, 1/17/2017 - 2:32 PM | 0 comments

Can you hear on your phone?

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator—Branch Offices
The Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP) is a Wisconsin statewide program that helps people with disabilities buy adaptive telephone equipment that they need to live independently. TEPP is paid for by the Universal Service Fund (USF), which was established by the Public Service...[read more]

| Thursday, 1/12/2017 - 5:26 PM | 0 comments

Job Accommodation Network offers a variety of important resources

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator-Branch Offices
One of my favorite resources is the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). JAN represents the most comprehensive job accommodation resource available. Go to and browse through the resources made available to you! Here are some reasons why I utilize JAN:[read more]

| Tuesday, 1/10/2017 - 1:45 PM | 0 comments

An inclusive visit with Santa

By Kristin Stern, Youth Leadership Coordinator
"You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town!" 

For those of us who celebrate Christmas and have kids, the excitement of Santa is practically all they can think about this time of year! Visiting Santa at the mall with a...[read more]

| Thursday, 12/8/2016 - 12:40 PM | 0 comments

Community Access and Policy Specialist responds to ‘60 Minutes’ ADA story

By Brian Peters, Community Access & Policy Specialist

“60 Minutes” ran an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) hit piece on December 4 with Anderson Cooper in it. Per our agency’s policy, I am not linking to the video of the news segment because it is not captioned. Savor the irony of that: a segment about accessibility being inaccessible. You can...[read more]

| Tuesday, 12/6/2016 - 3:43 PM | 0 comments
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