NEWS YOU CAN USE
These items were brought to our attention by our members:
New member Oliver Cowdery has alerted us to his “Webtech-Directory” website that contains several informational links to websites specializing in services for the disabled community. You can find the “Webtech-Directory” at http://www.webtech-directory.com/Business-31.htm
For those of you seeking news of the disabled community in South Asia, we have recently received correspondence from Mr. Farhat Abbas, Chief Editor of the Pakistan Special magazine. This monthly publication is the oldest and largest circulated magazine for over 10 million Persons with Disabilities in Pakistan. According to Mr. Abbas it “provides a common platform to the most neglected segment of the society. ‘Pakistan Special’ contains articles, write-ups, interviews, therapy reports, sports news, success stories, social problems, activities report, sign language, matrimonial, appeals, etc.” It is evidence – as if we needed more – that our community’s voice is growing louder each day in every part of the world.
We were recently referred to a website with pertinent information for disabled golfers. The Dennis Walters Golf Show is dedicated to the transcendent nature of perseverance. Mr. Walters has been paralyzed from the waist down since 1974. His message that “with hard work and perseverance, you can achieve success at almost anything” provides a reaffirmation of all that we hold true. This is why discrimination based upon disability status is so repugnant. (http://www.denniswalters.com)
Finally, we want to tell you about the Alliance for Justice. The organization provides a variety of news related to the disabled community as well as other non-profit organizations. You can find out more about this excellent organization and its work at http://www.afj.org
We continue to hope that the foregoing has helped you to achieve a fuller understanding of our work. Although much has been done, much more needs to be done. The population of the U.S. has just recently grown to 300,000,000 people and, given the ever-growing percentage of those with disabilities, the need for greater and further-reaching compliance with the A.D.A. continues to make itself all the more obvious and necessary.
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Phyllis F. Resnick, President