July 25, 2014 
In This Issue


The dust hasn't even settled at our new place at 825 Howard Street yet we can't wait to welcome you to our Grand Opening Celebration. Are you coming? It's tomorrow between 10 and 3 at our new offices located at 825 Howard Street. We've included some additional items of interest below, but we hope to see you tomorrow!


Feedback and suggestions are always welcome. You can email them to me directly at: ED@ilrcsf.org

Grand Opening- Join Us

 July 26th, 2014 


Come out to our GRAND OPENING at our new location, 825 Howard Street!!! It also happens to be the 24th anniversary of the ADA and we will be dedicating our memorial Nick Feldman Device Lending Library, as well as our Julietta Centeno Meeting Room.

  • Kid friendly atmosphere! 
  • Accessible photo booth! Come have your picture taken with Dela Francisco O'Day! 
  • Disability Pride quilting
  • Tours given between 10am and noon, or 2pm-3pm. 
  • Free lunch catered by Buca di Beppo served at noon in our new Community & Conference Room. 
  • Formal program from 1pm-2pm. 
  • Please RSVP to our Facebook invite so we know to expect you. Spread the word!
  • Those of you who use the internet for social networking: we would like folks to use the hashtag: #TheMove for tomorrow's event.


If you would like to schedule a group tour in advance, or are interested in volunteering for the event please email us at ed@ilrcsf.org 


Sidewalk Assessment Survey


Please see the note below from Alice Grossman:




I am a graduate student researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Our research team is currently developing a system to inventory and assess the quality of sidewalks in the Atlanta region. Georgia Tech researchers have developed an Android tablet application that is being used to collect field data on sidewalks in the City of Atlanta, which we will be using to establish a ratings system for sidewalk quality.

To validate the results we are getting in the field with accessibility requirements, guidelines, and experiences, our team has developed a sidewalk survey for persons in the disability community.  These survey results will be vital in determining the sidewalk quality ratings to inform pedestrian planning, and prioritize future investments in pedestrian infrastructure.  The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes and you can take it multiple times because there are many sidewalks to see and review.


If you are interested in participating in the survey, please visit  http://transposurvey.ce.gatech.edu/webSurvey/login/loginUDL.php?surveyCode=SD850AG634AF325RG846  to create your own login.  You may retake the Sidewalk Assessment Survey up to 13 times with new sidewalk segments.

If you have any questions related to the sidewalk survey, please contact our team at sidewalks@ce.gatech.edu. Feel free to share the survey link with other interested groups or individuals.

Alice Grossman
Graduate Research Assistant
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology



VA Partners with TechShop


VA Partners with TechShop: Partnership Offers Free Membership to Veterans


The VA Center for Innovation (VACI) is excited to collaborate withTechShop in providing 2,000 one-year memberships at six TechShop locations across the U.S. Veterans will have full membership privileges at their TechShop location to utilize the wide array of equipment, such as milling, forming, cutting, welding, woodworking, electronics, and much, much more. Each free membership also includes $350 in free group classes.





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Jessie Lorenz

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