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Lack of understanding can cause accessible parking conflict

By Brian Peters, Community Access & Policy Specialist

Here at IndependenceFirst, accessible parking is often a hot topic among staff and consumers. How there isn’t enough, who should be using it and what happens when we see someone using it who doesn’t look like they have a disability.  [read more]

| Thursday, 9/3/2015 - 9:45 AM | 0 comments

Huge march was highlight of Independent Living conference

An interview with Mark Smeiska, Assistive Technology Specialist
 
What were your overall impressions of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C.?

Mark Smeiska (MS): I had a lot of fun and learned so much from the people behind the push for improving the lives of people with...[read more]

| Tuesday, 8/25/2015 - 2:54 PM | 0 comments

NCIL Conference was a great chance to learn more about disability rights

By Dee Garrison, Employment Consultant
 
As a first-time attendee at the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., last month, I was impressed by the sheer number of people in attendance. This year’s NCIL Conference coincided with the 25th anniversary of the signing of...[read more]

| Monday, 8/24/2015 - 3:45 PM | 0 comments

Pink moon and blue skies welcome IndependenceFirst’s summer youth programs

By Alie Kriofske Mainella, Youth Leadership Program Manager
 
Driving in to work this morning, I looked up at the sky and saw a very big, very pink moon. The moon made me think of two things: Victoria Williams and the changing of the seasons.


Pink moon[read more]

| Tuesday, 6/9/2015 - 4:30 PM | 0 comments

Learn more during Fair Housing Month

By Brian Peters, Housing Policy Coordinator
 
The month of April—and with it, Fair Housing Month—is drawing to a close. This year is the 50th Anniversary of Wisconsin’s Open Housing Law, which was passed prior to the national Fair Housing Act. The Fair...[read more]

| Tuesday, 4/28/2015 - 5:30 PM | 0 comments
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