Interest: Disability Access
Published: May 11, 2020
There is a lot of information and resource material being published about COVID-19 and it can be overwhelming to say the least. Below are some helpful links dedicated specifically to those living with a disability. The following resources provide information on what precautions and preparations those living with a disability can take, and how to best support a student with an Individualized Education Plan in a remote learning environment. Be well and stay safe. CDC – People with Disabilities Administration for Community Living – COVID-19 Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute – Wayne State University Michigan Alliance for Families – COVID-19 …
Published: January 2, 2020
This week American Girl announced their new doll for 2020. Joss Kendrick is “a fierce athlete born with hearing loss and a passion for surfing and competitive cheer. Whether she’s on her surfboard or in the gym, Joss shows girls the importance of trying new things, pushing past stereotypes, and being a good team player.” The doll will come with a removal hearing aid. With this announcement also comes the news that American Girl has teamed up with the Hearing Loss Association of American (HLAA) to help support HLAA’s educational programs by donating $25,000 to the organization. American Girl will …
Published: December 19, 2019
Greta Thunberg has become the face of the climate change movement. At only 16, this young person with Asperger’s is changing the world. Click here to read the full article.
Published: May 8, 2019
The 2019 VISIONS Vendor Fair is on Wednesday, May 15th from 11-4pm at the Ann Arbor District Library and features a variety of Michigan exhibitors who will demonstrate the latest products and services for the blind, visually impaired and physically disabled.
Published: February 20, 2019
Families with special needs children can apply to a $50,000 grant that provides ceiling and stair lifts, under the Children with Special Needs Fund.
Published: January 10, 2019
This season’s Family Read selection, Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar, is an unforgettable multicultural coming of age story.
Published: November 8, 2018
The Ann Arbor Housing Commission will accept applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Waiting List from Monday, November 12 through 4pm on Friday, November 16. From these applications, 600 will be randomly selected to obtain a place on Ann Arbor’s Section 8 Waiting List. Of the 600 selected, 300 applications will have at least one household member between the ages of 18-61 with a disability. The other 300 applications will be randomly selected from all other households meeting the preferences listed below. The Ann Arbor Housing Commission has three preferences: Households who live in Washtenaw County Households …
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Computer stations designed for blind and visually impaired patrons
Published: June 18, 2018
New adaptive technology stations remove barriers to online browsing for blind and visually impaired patrons.
Published: June 15, 2018
Every Saturday and Sunday from June 16 to August 26, library cardholders can ride any of TheRide local fixed-route buses for free. Just show the driver your library card!