Mon, 10/28/2013 - 1:11pm
Learn why we spend the way we do during these coming months, followed by a discussion of how to find alternative ways to enjoy the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_and_holiday_season|holidays]. Taught by renowned speaker & local budget guru, Kathryn Greiner, Director of Education at the [http://www.umcu.org/ClassesEvents_48.html|University of Michigan Credit Union], these sessions are free and open to the public: Saturday, November 2, 10:00-11:30 AM and Thursday, November 7, 6:00-7:30 PM. Pre-registration is required. Click [http://www.umcu.org/ClassesEvents_48.html|here] to pre-register. Both sessions will be held at the University of Michigan Credit Union, 4440 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, between Wagner and Zeeb Roads.
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:00pm
[img_assist|nid=235721|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=129] You are invited to attend an exclusive interpretive program called "Hunters of the Sky" this Sunday, November 3rd at 3pm at the [http://www.lesliesnc.org/|Leslie Science Center] in Ann Arbor! To register for this event, please e-mail Amy Shepherd firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is free, thanks to a special donation from the [http://www.annarborlions.org/|Ann Arbor Host Lions Club]! Drop-ins are also welcome.
Along with investigating this extraordinary center for nature programming there will also be an exclusive interpretive program called “Hunters of the Sky," presented by nationally acclaimed [http://www.umd.umich.edu/eic/education/birdingbyear.html|Birding By Ear and Beyond] program director, Donna Posont, a Student Naturalist, at the University of Michigan Dearborn. This will be a unique opportunity for blind participants, as well as their sighted friends and family, to get up close and personal with the protected raptors that live at the Lesley Science Center. The program will last about an hour, but there will be time before and after to explore the facility on your own.
This event is sponsored in part by the [http://www.umd.umich.edu/|University of Michigan Dearborn]; [https://nfb.org//|National Federation of the Blind] of Michigan; [http://www.annarborlions.org/|Ann Arbor Host Lions Club]; and [http://www.mpvi.org/|Michigan Parents of Children with Visual Impairments].
Child in a Strange Country Or Why is Helen Keller At the Water Pump The Only Person Who Was Blind That Most Americans Know?
Sunday May 4, 2014: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Adults And Teens Grade 6 And Up
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 4:04pm
From the Office of the Press Secretary of the White House comes a [http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/10/11/presidential-proclamation-blind-americans-equality-day-2013|Presidential Proclamation]- today is Blind Americans Equality Day 2013. Originally named [http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/white-cane-safety-day|White Cane Safety Day] in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson, this day is a national observance in the United States. In 2011, White Cane Safety Day was also named Blind Americans Equality Day by President Barack Obama. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the importance of full access and opportunity.
Thu, 10/10/2013 - 3:43pm
The [http://www.kellogg.umich.edu/index.html|University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center] is hosting a [http://www.kellogg.umich.edu/patientcare/pediatric-support-group.html|pediatric support group] for parents and families of children with [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1414021|eye disease] and [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1351866|visual impairment] on Saturday, November 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This support group is open to all parents and families of children with eye disease and visual impairment. The meeting is free but [http://www.kellogg.umich.edu/patientcare/pediatric-support-group-registration.html|registration is required]. Bring your questions! In addition to presentations, the program includes time for group discussion and Q&A sessions. Childcare and a continental breakfast will be provided. Parking is free. For more information please contact: Karen Norman at 734.764.4163.
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 10:21am
The excitement will be Sunday October 6th at the downtown library of [http://www.aadl.org/aboutus/downtown| AADL], as we unite with The U of M [http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/about/outreach.shtml| Comprehensive Cancer Center] to bring [http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/about/outreach_schedule.shtml#latina|Dia de la Familia Latina]. This event is aimed at raising awareness of cancer & other health issues among Latinos. We will be featuring the countries of Argentina and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil|Brazil] This informational activity - which takes place during [http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov| National Hispanic Heritage Month] - will include health information and resources from local community agencies & organizations that serve Hispanics and Latinos. There will also be fun crafts & activities for children as well as refreshments and entertainment for all! Join us Sunday from 2:00-5:00 pm!
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:04am
Are you a person with a disability looking for a career opportunity or internship? This [http://disability.careereco.net/students-alumni/virtual-career-fair-registration/|Virtual Career Fair] is free for students and alumni from 2- and 4-year colleges and universities across the United States to attend. Students and alumni with disabilities are invited to interact with [http://disability.careereco.net/virtual-career-fair/chat-with-employers/|employers] via chat sessions. [https://virtualfairs10-careereco-cfm.symplicity.com/students/?signin_tab=2|Register] for the fair, then once you have completed the registration form you will be approved and sent a follow-up email with your user name and password. You may only participate in this Virtual Career Fair if you have an uploaded [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1414381|resume]. Instructions on how to upload your resume and attend the fair are included in the [http://disability.careereco.net/students-alumni/|student tutorial]. Check out the [http://careereco.net/files/2012/12/CareerEco-VCF-FAQs-students-alumni-2012-12-10.pdf|Frequently Asked Questions page] for more information.
Wed, 09/04/2013 - 4:32pm
With a large demographic of the population that can be excluded from a variety of art forms, a group of artists known as [http://www.artprize.org/the-diatribe/2013/word|The Diatribe] took on the challenge of changing how art can be accessed. These Grand Rapids natives’ passion to expand the limits of accessibility to art inspired them to create their own exhibit at [http://www.artprize.org/|ArtPrize], the world’s largest public art competition. While hosting ArtPrize, the city of Grand Rapids becomes home to a diverse collection of independent artist’s work from 45 states and 47 countries. The Diatribe felt that ArtPrize was far too important of an event to still be inaccessible to some very large demographics. They set out to change this through their spoken word and in particular their exhibit, [http://www.votethediatribe.com/|The Word of Mouth]. Their piece will feature live portions of their poetry, along with videos, Braille text, murals, and visual art pertaining to sight, speech, or hearing. The videos will feature sign language and/or captions of the group’s spoken word. When faced with the challenge of making an entirely accessible exhibit, one of the collaborators turned to the MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities when doing research. After a meeting, RCPD was left in awe of the work that these artists were doing and was ecstatic to be able to help them through the captioning and building tactile and Braille elements of their work and spreading the word about their exhibit. The biggest way you can help them spread their words and share in their art is by [http://www.artprize.org/visit/visitors|attending ArtPrize] and [http://www.artprize.org/visit/visitors/details/#visitor-how-to-vote|voting on site] for their exhibit. ArtPrize runs September 18 - October 6, 2013 and The Diatribe’s shows will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-8 pm.
Wed, 09/04/2013 - 12:35pm
Head on down to [http://www.dawnfarm.org/upcomingevents/jamboree|Dawn Farm]'s Fantastic 40th Anniversary Jamboree on Sunday, September 8th, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm! Admission and all activities are FREE! This is a great family activity with hayrides, pony rides, and a children’s tent, too. Visit the [http://www.dawnfarm.org|working farm] or bid on unique items in both silent and live auctions. Funds raised from the auctions will help support critical addiction services for individuals who need help and lack resources. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer at the event, call 734-485-8725.
Mon, 08/19/2013 - 9:57am
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