September 25, 2014 
In This Issue


CNN Health picked up on the story about our new space and our cool architect. They're interested in how it was built to maximize technology and to serve the greatest number of users. Here I am, getting ready to greet the reporter! 



Also, the Examiner has asked me to be a regular contributor to a social justice op-ed column! Keep an eye out for my first one next week!


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

Voter Education & Registration at ILRCSF


In preparation for the November 2014 election, ILRCSF is  pleased to be hosting a voter education event next Tuesday. This is an opportunity to come hear from a representative of the San Francisco Department of Elections about the voting process, as well as the issues on the November 2014 ballot. You will also have the opportunity to register to vote at this event. We hope to see you there!


When: Tuesday, 9/30 from 10-11 

Where: ILRCSF, 825 Howard Street in San Francisco


If you are interested in learning more about the Department of Elections please visit : 


The state voter guide is available  in alternative formats at the following link: 


Transportation Advocacy 


Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog/podcast that offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are right in the middle of it and guess what the latest story was on? Well our very own struggle to hold BART accountable to the disability community's concerns, of course! I am a regular listener and cannot recommend this podcast highly enough - check it out! 


Additionally, Caltrain has an on-line survey about design features for their new train cars that they plan to have built. You can participate in one of three ways: 


By visiting:


By sending an e-mail to:


or by calling: 650-508-6499.


IHSS Focus Groups


Are you an IHSS consumer or an IHSS provider?


Focus Group: How IHSS Consumers and Providers Find Each Other



We want to hear from you about your experiences finding and managing home care workers in the IHSS program. Help us build the future of self-direction together!



MySupport is an online platform that makes it easy for consumers and workers to find each other, manage their schedules and give and receive support that matches their personalities and lifestyles. The platform offers users personality-based matching to help workers and consumers connect with each other, easy to use scheduling software and text message reminders to make sure that both consumers and workers are ready to make the most of their shifts.


Each participant will receive $50 cash at the end of the focus group.


Workers:                    6-8 PM, October 13th


Consumers:              1:30-3:30 PM, October 14th


Location:                    Koret Boardroom

Ed Roberts Campus

3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA  94703



If you are interested, please contact us and specify which focus group you want to attend:


Please mention any accommodations or accessibility needs you might have. 



World Institute on Disability's Policy Summit Oct 9th


2014 Disability Policy Summit & Ever Widening Circle

Bay Area Disability Community Call to Action: #ChangeStartsHere

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 9:00am-5:00pm PST


The 2014 Keynote, "Take Charge for Change," presented by; Neil Jacobson, Abilicorp, Inc, & WID Senior Policy Consultant & 2014 Henry J. Viscardi Achievement Award Recipient.


CareerAccess; the alternative for SSI eligible youth to escape poverty and dependence. The CareerACCESS goal is to make it easy to work.


The disability legislative agenda: Bay Area thought leaders, we need your voice!

Drive the discussion around Bills critical to people with disabilities! What's making its way through the U.S. Congress and the California legislature and what it means for you!


Employers are looking for talent: a panel presentation on methods for outreaching to people with disabilities, where are we hiding? Connecting disabled talent with great careers!


Seniors and Technology: the top 5 technology solutions keeping seniors independent and in their homes!


Get to work!: Pick a group for hands on activities to discover amazing new work-tools, build killer robots, or activate your inner yogi!


To register please visit: 


Over lunch enjoy a performance by comedian and disability activist, Nina G.


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