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ADA@30: A guest post from Mark Richert, Interim Ex. Dir. AER

Sticks and Stones, and Braille Phones, and Words that Never Hurt Me
Thirty years ago this month, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. It's just so hard to think that it's been three decades since the enactment of what has come to be known as the Emancipation Proclamation for all people with disabilities.

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This week's PODCASTS

Summer Fun and Picnics! Lots of tips on how to have a safe picnic with your pets. And, will your pet miss you when you go back to work? We'll learn what we can do to ease the separation.

AARP June/July magazine highlights Alan Alda, his love of science, surviving polio, living with Parkinson’s disease and life during the pandemic.  Celebrities including YoY o Ma, Savannah Guthrie and others give us a peek into their quarantine time at home.

This program will help you understand the benefits of low vision rehabilitation, starting with a description of the evaluation and assessment you’ll need to get started. It will include some adaptations and training tips, with more to follow in the next program. 

Little program notes and ideas just sort of pile up, waiting to fit in. Today’s program features a collection of those little ideas that I call Timely Tidbits. You’ll hear about two very important organizations,  some healthy eating suggestions and about a New York City busker.

There was a time that a “service animal” was a trained and certified guide dog for the blind.  Now it seems that service animals are everywhere and the rules of acceptance have become considerably relaxed.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Deni Elliott, a blind professor of Media Ethics, about what has changed, the implications, and what we can do about it.

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