disabled http://wrvo.org en Syracuse tasing incident leads to policy discussion http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-tasing-incident-leads-policy-discussion <p>A recent case involving a disabled man tased by Syracuse Police on a CENTRO bus in May has Syracuse lawmakers looking into the police department's policy on using the electronic devices. In a meeting this week, common councilors heard from advocates who would like to see that policy updated.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:41:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 42878 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse tasing incident leads to policy discussion Access technology development also has strong economic potential http://wrvo.org/post/access-technology-development-also-has-strong-economic-potential <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>An estimated 15 percent of people around the world live with some form of disability. Upstate universities are tackling the challenges faced by this segment of the population and coming up with innovative technologies to increase access.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:01:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39441 at http://wrvo.org Access technology development also has strong economic potential New York state legislature passes budget http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-state-legislature-passes-budget <p>The state legislature is finished voting on a $141.3 billion state budget, with the Assembly completing it's work shortly before midnight on Thursday. The final passage occurred one week past lawmakers’ s self-imposed deadline, but three days before the spending plan was actually due to be finished.&nbsp; Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:58:18 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35485 at http://wrvo.org Legislature on track to finish budget this week http://wrvo.org/post/legislature-track-finish-budget-week <p>The state budget is on track to be finished on time, and before the March 31 deadline, now that all of the spending bills were finally printed shortly before midnight on Monday. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:37:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35262 at http://wrvo.org Disabled lobby for funding restoration http://wrvo.org/post/disabled-lobby-funding-restoration <p>One of the areas of disagreement in the state budget centers on funding for services for New York’s developmentally disabled people.&nbsp; Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:11:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34681 at http://wrvo.org Families of disabled ask state government not to cut money for services http://wrvo.org/post/families-disabled-ask-state-government-not-cut-money-services <p>Advocates for the disabled will be out in force in Syracuse Friday, rallying against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed cuts to the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. The six percent across-the-board budget proposal would mean major cuts to the agencies across the state that provide support and services for the developmentally disabled. Many families are afraid of what will happen if those services go away. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:41:45 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34469 at http://wrvo.org Families of disabled ask state government not to cut money for services Training for those who help disabled abuse victims http://wrvo.org/post/training-those-who-help-disabled-abuse-victims <p>The recent accusation against former Onondaga County Family Court Judge Brian Hedges, that he sexually molested his 5-year-old deaf niece 40 years ago,&nbsp; has brought the issue of abuse against the disabled&nbsp; into the open.<br> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:12:50 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26238 at http://wrvo.org Employment of disabled big concern as ADA turns 22 http://wrvo.org/post/employment-disabled-big-concern-ada-turns-22 <p>The disabled community in central New York this week celebrates the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.&nbsp; While there have been so many successes in the fight for equal access for the disabled, there is still work to be done.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:14:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 22476 at http://wrvo.org