Viscardi Alumni

An organization dedicated to encourage, inspire and network with all Viscardi Alums and the community.

womensagenda.com.au 01/03/2019

Failing to design for inclusion means excellent talent is missed

Creating an accessible world creates opportunity for everyone!

womensagenda.com.au What will it take to change the way people with disability are perceived? I've been searching for an answer since being diagnosed with a lifelong disability

engadget.com 12/15/2018

Intel's AI wheelchair can be controlled by facial expressions

A simple smile can take you further than you think.

engadget.com Users can assign a wheelchair movement to a particular facial gesture.

12/11/2018

How captions increase ROI and audience for media creators | Svetlana Kouznetsova | TEDxFultonStreet

Close captions are not only a necessity for the deaf or hard of hearing community, it also provides an increase return on investment for any audience an organization or company is targeting.

Producers of video and live events all want a larger audience. One of the most cost-effective ways to increase audience size is to provide quality captions. ...

upr.org 12/09/2018

Wireless Wheelchair Charging Pad Increases User Freedom

Amazing new innovation that increases independence for people with disabilities.

upr.org Traditional electric wheelchairs often limit user’s mobility because of the amount of time it takes to recharge the battery.

nextshark.com 12/07/2018

Cafe in Japan Hires Paralyzed People to Control Robot Servers

There are many opportunities to employ and empower people with disabilities, especially with today's technology.

nextshark.com The Voice of Global Asians

uber.com 11/27/2018

An Improved Experience for Riders in Wheelchairs | Uber Newsroom US

People with disabilities struggle with reliable transportation every day. Hopefully, Uber can lead the way for equal taxi options for ALL!

uber.com The latest news, updates, and announcements from Uber.

npr.org 11/26/2018

Doctors With Disabilities Push For Culture Change In Medicine

Doctors with disabilities are able to relate to a person with a disability on a more personal level.

npr.org Disabled Americans working in medicine are speaking up about their role in the profession. Not only can they perform the work of doctors, but they offer a level of empathy others may lack.

tapwithus.com 10/25/2018

Tap - Wearable Keyboard, Mouse & Controller

Reminder:
Hey guys, there's a new amazing product called TAP that helps people with disabilities type easier. Tap allows vision-free, voice free-communication and can control smartphones and other Bluetooth devices using just the fingers of one hand on any surface. Come see a live demo, test it out and experience it for yourself. Date: Thursday November 1st at 3pm. Please RSVP by October 29th via email [email protected]

tapwithus.com Input text and control your Bluetooth enabled devices with Tap, the wearable keyboard and mouse of the future.

10/25/2018

REV UP and Get Out the Disability Vote

Every vote counts so REV UP!

Vote as if your life depends on it - because it does! The REV UP Campaign, launched by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) in 2016, i...

aapd.com 10/24/2018

REV UP Issues Guide - AAPD

Check out the REV UP Issues Guide. It provides a comprehensive, yet concise overview of the issues, legislation, and regulations that have a significant impact on the disability community. Use it as a tool to educate yourself and others. #DisabilityVote18

aapd.com The REV UP Issues Guide provides a comprehensive, yet concise overview of the issues, legislation, and regulations that impact the disability community.

familiesusa.org 10/23/2018

Does Your Candidate Actually Support Protections for People With Preexisting Conditions? The Three-Part Test

Does Your Candidate Actually Support Protections for People With Preexisting Conditions?

This three-part test from Families USA identifies which candidates actually support people with preexisting conditions and which ones don’t. #DisabilityVote18

familiesusa.org How can you know the truth about a candidate’s support for preexisting condition protections? Families USA has developed a simple three-part test to identify which candidates actually support people with preexisting conditions and which ones don’t.

usmayors.org 10/22/2018

Election Results

How many mayors have an election this year?

306 See if your city has a mayoral election and head to the polls.
#DisabilityVote18

usmayors.org Visit the post for more.

nga.org 10/22/2018

Elections - National Governors Association

How many state governors and U.S. territory governors have an
election this year?.

36 state governors and 3 U.S. territory governors See if your state or territory has a gubernatorial election and don’t forget to vote. #DisabilityVote18

nga.org In 2018, gubernatorial elections will be held in 36 states and three territories. There are 19 incumbent state governors and 2 territorial governors eligible to run for re-election and 17 incumbent state governors and one territorial governor who are term-limited or have announced they will not seek...

periodicalpress.senate.gov 10/21/2018

– Election 2018

How many seats in the U.S. Senate have an election this year?

35 seats. See if your state has a U.S. Senate election and if so, vote! #DisabilityVote18

periodicalpress.senate.gov *Al Franken (D-Minnesota) resigned from the Senate on January 2, 2018. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith (D) to fill Franken’s Senate seat until a special election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

[10/19/18]   How many seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
have an election this year?

All 435 seats. Have your voice heard, get out and vote! #DisabilityVote18

thehill.com 10/17/2018

The inaccessible office: The missing disabled voice in politics

People with disabilities represent one of the largest minority groups and therefore we need to be an inclusive part of legislators.

thehill.com People with disabilities must not only have the courage but also the opportunity to run for political office, and, if we hope to bring about the best society possible, we must have the courage and opportunity to elect them.

si.com 10/13/2018

Watch: Runner with cerebral palsy signs with Nike

First professional athlete with cerebral palsy to get a Nike contract.

si.com Runner Justin Gallegos became the first professional athlete with cerebral palsy to sign a contract with Nike.

tapwithus.com 10/11/2018

Tap - Wearable Keyboard, Mouse & Controller

Hey guys, there's a new amazing product called TAP that helps people with disabilities type easier. Tap allows vision-free, voice free-communication and can control smartphones and other Bluetooth devices using just the fingers of one hand on any surface. Come see a live demo, test it out and experience it for yourself. Date: Thursday November 1st at 3pm. Please RSVP by October 29th via email [email protected]

tapwithus.com Input text and control your Bluetooth enabled devices with Tap, the wearable keyboard and mouse of the future.

[10/11/18]   Call to Action!

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a national call on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 1-3pm ET to get feedback on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) implementation.

During the call, CMS will address concerns submitted in advance through the established EVV mailbox. This will provide an opportunity for individuals to offer additional feedback. Please submit feedback to [email protected] by October 26, 2018. *Please include “November 7 Stakeholder Call Feedback” in the subject line of the email.

Here is how you can participate on the November 7th call addressing this urgent matter:
call Participant Dial-In Number: 1-(800)-837-1935
then enter Conference ID: 33979177

eeoc.gov 10/11/2018

ADA - Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability

The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability #NDEAM

eeoc.gov The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability. The ADA also outlaws discrimination against individuals with disabilities in State and local government services, public accommodations, transportation....

progressive.org 10/11/2018

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Yikes!

Hire a person with a disability not because it's National Disability Employment Awareness Month, but for the multitude of skills, talent and creativity he or she can bring to your workforce. #NDEAM

progressive.org I’m supposed to be writing about how hiring disabled people is the right thing to do and makes good business sense. But I’m not comfortable carrying that message.

vox.com 10/06/2018

Products mocked as "lazy" or "useless" are often important tools for people with disabilities

While some may consider certain products "useless" people with disabilities often rely on them to be more independent.

vox.com From banana slicers to sock sliders to pre-peeled oranges.

deadline.com 10/05/2018

‘Cinemability: The Art of Inclusion’: Ben Affleck & Jamie Foxx Star In Disability Feature Doc

Any role that portrays a person with a disability SHOULD be played by a person with a disability!

deadline.com Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, The West Wing’s Marlee Matlin and Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte star in Cinemability: The Art of Inclusion, a feature doc that looks at the history of disability portrayals in en…

refinery29.com 10/02/2018

One Student’s View on Why We Should Value Disabled People’s Experience

No one knows your needs better than YOU! Fight for what you NEED!

refinery29.com Read on to learn why a recent college graduate with disabilities wants to help people like her navigate, address, and remove the barriers in their lives.

themighty.com 09/28/2018

Learning Self-Defense and Self-Protection When You Have a Disability

Learning Self-Defense and Self-Protection When You Have a Disability.

themighty.com "My aim is not to scare people, but open their eyes enough to take action."

newmobility.com 09/26/2018

Women to Watch: 5 Under 40

Wonderful women wheeling through life and loving it!

newmobility.com Ola Ojewumi, Cody Unser, Kavita Krishnaswamy, Rose Hollermann and Santina Muha may not be household names yet, but they are making big impacts in their respective fields, and you’ll be glad we told you to keep an eye on their budding careers.

newmobility.com 09/25/2018

Reframed: Disruptive

We can decide to just be, or we can do more... choose to do more!

newmobility.com I have never considered myself to be a disruptive person. The word makes me think of an unruly child in a classroom (I was always too scared to misbehave in school) or someone causing a scene in public (I try my best not to call more

newsweek.com 09/22/2018

Disabled man who tried to board plane with wheelchair reduced to tears after airline calls police

PWD need to advocate for a better way to travel with our mobility equipment without fearing damage or our equipment not arriving at our destination.

newsweek.com Shane Hryhorec was traveling to Bali at the time.

nicoleslearninglab.blogspot.com 09/22/2018

Children's Books That Include Characters with Disabilities

These books feature characters with disabilities... AWESOME!

nicoleslearninglab.blogspot.com We need diverse books! These books include characters that happen have various disabilities. Improve the diversity of your classroom library and home library with these books with this book list! The list includes characters with autism, ADHD, physical disabilities, wheelchairs, OCD, tourette syndro...

newmobility.com 09/21/2018

Jason DaSilva's 'The Disability Trap' Is Beautiful and Infuriating

Our disability should NOT be the deciding factor as to where we choose to live!

newmobility.com The acclaimed documentary filmmaker and New Mobility’s 2014 Person of the Year, Jason DaSilva, just released a powerful new

aarp.org 09/14/2018

Medicare Changes in 2019: 7 Things You Need To Know

Medicare improvements for 2019 that may affect your healthcare.

aarp.org Learn how Medicare changes for 2019 can benefit you, including improvements to Advantage, the donut hole, therapy caps, telemedicine options and more.

cnn.com 09/14/2018

Colleges, courts grapple with the role of companion animals

Dogs are not only man's best friend... but can often be life savers!

cnn.com Airlines aren't the only ones trying to figure out what to do when someone wants to bring Hammy the Hamster or Susie the snake on board as a part of their emotional support team.

issuu.com 09/08/2018

AmeriDisability

Another great publication for PWD. Check out page 6 with our very own alum, Shashi Bangera, rolling the runway.

issuu.com America's publication for the disability community.

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201 I. U. Willets Rd
Albertson, NY
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Searingtown PTA Searingtown PTA
106 Beverly Dr
Albertson, 11507

PTA is a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well being of every

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One Albertson Avenue,
Albertson

The Viscardi Center The Viscardi Center
201 I.U. Willets Road
Albertson, 11507

The Viscardi Center

New Hyde Park Korean School New Hyde Park Korean School
134 I U Willets Rd
Albertson, 11507

Chinese Madarin Program Chinese Madarin Program
888 Willis Ave
Albertson, 11507-1923

I teach Chinese Mandarin for Port Washington Public Schools Continuing Education Department Adult Program at Schreiber High School.

Long Island Conservatory of Technology & Robotics Long Island Conservatory of Technology & Robotics
1125 Willis Ave
Albertson, 11507

Save $300 on full tuition when you apply by Jan. 11. Take a step toward change today.

Asian Columbia Alumni Association - ACAA Asian Columbia Alumni Association - ACAA
PO Box 253
Albertson, 11507

ACAA (Asian Columbia Alumni Association) is intent in addressing the needs of Asian alumni from all schools of Columbia University.