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Be prepared for the Primary Election Tuesday, 2/21

Reprinted with permission from Disability Rights Wisconsin

Spring 2017 Wisconsin Elections
 
Spring Primary: February 21, 2017
February 1 - Last day to register to vote by mail.
February 6 - First day for In-Person Absentee Voting (Milwaukee City Hall, Room 501).
February 16 - Last day to request absentee...[read more]

| Friday, 2/17/2017 - 11:35 AM | 0 comments

What does disability mean to people who don’t have disabilities?

By Harvey Ross, Independent Living Services Coordinator
 
I find it interesting how a lot of people in society view people with disabilities as if we are inferior in some way. I have witnessed it and been confronted with it myself—situations in which a person without a disability talks down to a person with a disability or acts as if the person with the disability will...[read more]

| Wednesday, 2/15/2017 - 2:49 PM | 0 comments

Long Term Care Advocacy Team takes on a variety of issues

By Julie Alexander, Lead Independent Living Services Coordinator
 
Now that 2017 has arrived, the Long Term Care Consumer Advocacy Team is busy planning for the year. There will be new issues and activities that our team will be working on in relation to long term care legislation that is proposed by the state and federal government. We are also planning a Brown Bag Lunch...[read more]

| Thursday, 2/2/2017 - 3:09 PM | 0 comments

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
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