disabilities http://wrvo.org en Central N.Y. group encourages involvment in inclusion sports http://wrvo.org/post/central-ny-group-encourages-involvment-inclusion-sports <p>Advocates for the disabled in central New York want to encourage more participation in inclusion sports. &nbsp;<br /><br />Greg Cullen, founder of the group Move Along Inc., said the idea is that people with physical limitations and able-bodied people can play sports together.<br /><br />"You really get confidence," Cullen said. "You then are willing to engage or approach other individuals, that typically, maybe before you had an awkwardness or a fear of doing. And these types of activities can increase that confidence, so these people can continue to engage." &nbsp;<br /> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:59:25 +0000 Ellen Abbott 47043 at http://wrvo.org Central N.Y. group encourages involvment in inclusion sports 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 RIT invests in technology improvements for the disabled http://wrvo.org/post/rit-invests-technology-improvements-disabled <p>Fifteen teams of students from the Rochester Institute of Technology, led by faculty, will develop technologies for assisting people with disabilities in the region. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:06:51 +0000 Kate O'Connell 30821 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo visits Syracuse to fight for those with special needs and disabilities http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-visits-syracuse-fight-those-special-needs-and-disabilities <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Syracuse today to promote his legislation for protecting people with special needs and disabilities.</p><p>The legislation creates a center which would have primary responsibility for investigating allegations of abuse and neglect of disabled people in state operated or licensed facilities. Last year there were 10,000 such allegations.</p><p> Wed, 16 May 2012 20:45:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 19382 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo announces reform package to protect those with special needs http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-announces-reform-package-protect-those-special-needs <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a major reform package aimed at ending the abuse and neglect of people with disabilities in state care.</p><p>The governor was joined by legislative leaders, district attorneys, and people with disabilities at the state Capitol on Monday.</p><p> Tue, 08 May 2012 15:12:01 +0000 Marie Cusick 18893 at http://wrvo.org