In the News

Jan 11 2017

2016 Playwright Discovery Winners from 
Osceola County, Florida 

Sophia DuRose and Katie O'Malley  

Jan 5 2017
Both the National Federation of the Blind of Texas and the American Council of the Blind of Texas are offering College Scholarships

American Council of the Blind of Texas Scholarships

Jan 4 2017
Online Physical Activity Program for People with Spinal Cord Injury

Exercise Program at Baylor for people with spinal cord injuries.

Researchers are looking for 140 people with spinal cord injury to take part in a 16-week, online physical activity program. Subjects will attend weekly meetings online and try exercises at home. Subjects will be compensated for their time.

 

Dec 7 2016

More than 35 million Americans with disabilities were eligible to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election. On November 8th, millions of these Americans exercised their right to vote and found that, because of the great strides we have made in recent years that they could do so with relative ease and dignity. However, despite vast improvement, many did not have this experience.

Dec 1 2016
Special Education in Texas being investigated for possible withholding of services

 

AUSTIN - The U.S. Department of Education said Wednesday it is dispatching officials to Texas to ask residents and educators whether the state is illegally denying special education services to students with disabilities.

Nov 9 2016

Press Release: Computers for the Blind (CFTB) is pleased to announce a substantial grant from the Reading Resource fund, Communities Foundation of Texas to provide almost 700 computers to persons on SSDI and/or SSI as well as families of children with visual impairments

Nov 7 2016

Independent Living (IL) Services, formerly with DARS,

Now contracted with HOCTIL – ILS Program

Nov 2 2016
Computers for the Blind (CFTB) helping refugees

Computers For The Blind (CFTB) is willing to provide a fully accessible refurbished computer for $50 to a refugee that is unable to use a computer unless it has a screen reader or screen magnification and must meet the following criteria: 

Oct 25 2016
New reduced rate transportation available in Collin County

The new way to DART about town!
All the convenience of a regular taxi, at a fraction of the price!
Introducing Collin County Rides, a new transportation program offered by DART in Wylie, Allen and Fairview.

This new service is for any resident that is age 65 or over OR has a certified disability.

Oct 13 2016
Accessible Rides for Voters

Complete Guide to TEXAS RIDES TO THE POLLS

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