An Introduction to Disability Rights New York
Presentation Description: Disability Rights New York (DRNY) is New York State’s Protection and Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program (P&A/CAP). DRNY is federally funded to provide free legal representation directly to people with disabilities and to monitor and investigate allegations of abuse and neglect. Jennifer Monthie, Legal Director, shares information about the P&A/CAP system, DRNY’s current priorities and services and, answer questions.
- Jennifer Monthie, Legal Director, Disability Rights New York
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The Importance of Braille
Presentation Description: We're very pleased to welcome presenters Maureen Strainge and Madison Near from New York State's Commission for the Blind. A special introduction will be given by Maria Dibble, Executive Director of the Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC) and Julie Hovey, Associate Commissioner of the New York State Commission for the Blind.
This webinar cover the following topics:
• To share knowledge with you (and dispel misinformation):
• The history of braille
• What braille is and what it isn’t
• Common terminology and introduction to braille letters
• Who teaches braille and who are the students
• Everyday uses for braille
• To encourage you to share information about braille and making the decisions about pursuing braille instruction
• Share ways to “plant seeds” with potential learners
Maureen Strainge, Instructor for the Blind, New York State Commission for the Blind.
- Madison Near, Senior Vision Rehabilitation Instructor, New York State Commission for the Blind.
NY Human Rights Law and Public Accommodations
If you experienced discrimination as a customer or client of any establishment offering goods or services to the public (for example: stores, theatres, restaurants, transportation services, public buildings, salons, medical offices, day care services, parks, fitness and recreation facilities, etc., including any such facilities owned or operated by a governmental entity) you are covered by NYS Human Rights Law.
John Herrion, Director of Disability Rights, New York State Division of Human Rights.