HOW I SPENT THE ADA’S 25th BIRTHDAY

By Executive Director, Mel Tanzman July 26th was the twenty fifth anniversary and around the nation we celebrated, commemorated and most importantly rededicated ourselves to the principles of civil rights, independent living and greater opportunity for people with disabilities. I joined over three thousand marchers on July 12th for New...

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THE PITFALLS OF THE PARA TRANSIT SYSTEM

BY ACHILLE IOLASCON Systems Advocate, WDOMI The following blog is based on the experiences of a WDOMI staff member who utilizes para-transit. WDOMI as an organization is generally supportive of Westchester’s Para-Transit system that operates in an effective manner. Yet there are still drawbacks to the system, some of which...

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My Election Day Experience

Mel Tanzman, Executive Director Today is Election Day and I set out this morning to perform my duty as a citizen. My disability does not necessitate my utilizing the accessible voting machine, known as the “Ballot Marking Devise”, however, I was challenged to use it to experience the barriers a...

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THE NURSE PRACTICES ACT & DISABILITY RIGHTS

By Mel Tanzman, Executive Director On Wednesday March 19, 2014, members of Rochester ADAPT, a national disability rights group fighting for the rights of all people with disabilities to live in the community, initiated an occupation of the offices of the New York State Nurses Association in Albany NY. The...

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