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Polling place accessibility is the law

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator—Branch Offices

When you vote in today’s Partisan Primary, remember that the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) requires that every polling place in the U.S. must meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements.


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| Tuesday, 8/14/2018 - 1:23 PM | 0 comments

Celebrating the Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendments

By Kristin Stern, Youth Leadership Coordinator
 
This Friday, August 3, marks the 64th anniversary of the passage of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1954. Signed into law by President Eisenhower, this act increased federal funding for vocational rehabilitation programs. The act also expanded the program to include people with intellectual disabilities and...[read more]

| Thursday, 8/2/2018 - 4:22 PM | 0 comments

A time of celebration, but also of concern

By Brian Peters, Community Access & Policy Specialist
 
Thursday, July 26, we celebrate the historic passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. The ADA is the civil rights act that guarantees access and inclusion for people with disabilities. The five titles of the ADA provide protection against...[read more]

| Thursday, 7/26/2018 - 9:20 AM | 0 comments

Get active and explore Wisconsin through accessible recreation!

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator—Branch Offices
 
Are you familiar with the accessible recreation options in Wisconsin for people with disabilities? The recreational activities listed below are not only beneficial to promote a healthy lifestyle, but also create opportunities for connection with others while having fun and learning new hobbies...[read more]

| Wednesday, 7/25/2018 - 5:55 PM | 0 comments

Why Vote?

By Mark Miller, PAS HR Hiring Coordinator, and Julie Alexander, Independent Living Services Coordinator
 
"Why vote?" This is a question that must be asked by a lot of people. The last time Wisconsin held a midterm election in 2014 it was estimated that 54.5% of eligible adults voted, which means that almost half of all eligible adults must have been thinking...[read more]

| Wednesday, 7/11/2018 - 5:07 PM | 0 comments
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