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Follow the link below to see that a disability does not trump a passion.
This item was brought to our attention by member R. David New, Ability Explosion 2010. In addition to being the visionary behind Ability Explosion, David is also Chairperson of the Disability Access Committee of the City of Miami Beach, a post which my late husband, Edward S. Resnick, held for 7 years. David is a worthy successor and a dynamite young man! Access Now, Inc. ® works closely with Ability Explosion.
You can contact David at: David@abilityexplosion.org.
Ability Explosion 2010 Takes Aim at Miami Beach
Ability Explosion is a weeklong series of special events held in historic Miami Beach from October 19th thru 24th and created for the enjoyment of the entire community. From “Lights Out Miami Beach” (a dining in the dark experience) to the Crunch Fitness 5k Run, the mission of Ability Explosion is to celebrate the diversity of people with disabilities while promoting innovations that will improve their lives. Ability Explosion is sponsored by the Miami Beach Disability Access Committee. The Committee wants you to share in its vision for not only enriching the lives of disabled people, but also the lives of people everywhere.
Events include a Music Symposium featuring musical performances put on by members of the disabled community; “Lights Out Miami Beach”, a unique simulation that teaches people what it’s like to experience the tastes, the sounds and the energy of a great restaurant without ever seeing it; the Resource and Technology Expo showcasing the latest technologies and products designed to improve the lives of people living with disabilities; the Crunch Fitness 5K Run, with members of the disabled community and the public at large invited to compete in the race taking place in beautiful South Beach; a golf challenge with both able-bodied and blind golfers taking part; a fashion show, Cooking Without Looking, art projects for the blind, a fashion show and a comedy event, at which several professional comedians will perform and much, much more! Access Now, Inc.® is delighted to be a sponsor of Ability Explosion. We will keep you informed about the preparations for this exciting event, or you can visit www.abilityexplosion.org. We strongly urge you to do so!
“ACCESS NOW, INC.® OPERATES ENTIRELY ON PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS. WE HOPE THAT YOU SHARE OUR ENTHUSIASM FOR OUR WORK AND THAT YOU MIGHT BE MOVED TO MAKE A DONATION TO HELP US CONTINUE. IT WOULD BE DEEPLY APPRECIATED!
BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY AND HEALTHY REMAINDER OF 2010 AS WELL AS CONTINUED PROGRESS IN ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES!
AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!
Access Now, Inc.®
Phyllis F. Resnick, President