Oath, National Disability Leadership Alliance and Getty Images Launch New Disability Image Collection
New York, NY – May 17, 2018 – Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and a global media and technology company, today announced a partnership with the National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA), a cross-disability coalition led by 17 national organizations headed by people with disabilities, and Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, to launch The Disability Collection – a growing collection of images that more accurately portrays individuals with disabilities and breaks stereotypes. To expand and grow the Collection, Oath, the NDLA and Getty Images developed comprehensive set of guidelines for how to authentically reflect people with disabilities in photography, which will be shared and promoted across Getty Images' global network of photographers, launching today on Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
On today's edition of WITF's Smart Talk, Host Scott Lamar and guests discussed Pennsylvania at the epicenter of reported cases of Lyme disease in the US.
Lamar discussed the effects of the disease with Samantha Perry, who became impacted by Lyme two and a half years ago while a freshman at Penn State . She and her mother, Carrie, joined Project Lyme to spread awareness of the disease.
Other guests included Dr. Loren Robinson, Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Dr. Chris Turnpaugh, founder of the Turnpaugh Health and Wellness Center in Mechanicsburg,
Smart Talk is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment. Smart Talk airs live every week day at 9 a.m. on WITF’s 89.5 and 93.3.
Listen to Smart Talk live online from 9-10 a.m. weekdays and at 7 p.m. (Repeat of 9 a.m. program)
PA Disability News transitioned ownership from The Arc of Luzerne County to Independent Publisher and Editor, Karla Porter, on June 25. Porter founded the website in 2014, while employed at the agency, as Director of Programs and Marketing.
In addition to news and events of interest to individuals and providers in the cross-disability community of the Commonwealth, it also provides information regarding human services, health, aging, and resources. Upgrades are planned for the website, including a new format, podcast, and advertising opportunities.
Press releases, letters to the Editor, and individual contributions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Media Access Group at WGBH Boston to Provide Closed Captioning and Live Description for PBS Inaugural Coverage
The Media Access Group at WGBH, a service of Boston public media producer WGBH, will provide both closed captioning and live description of President-elect Donald J. Trump's inauguration for PBS NewsHour Inauguration 2017: A Special Report.
The PBS coverage of the inauguration airs live on Friday, January 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m EST.
The described coverage will also be streamed live on the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) website at http://www.inaugural.senate.gov.
Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA to be featured on PA Independent Living Radio Show during Epilepsy Awareness Month
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and Friday, November 20, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, Mary Loughlin, Northeast Resource Coordinator, and Daniel Dougherty, Patient Educator, with Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania (EFEPA) will join PA Independent Living online radio show host Karla Porter, to talk about living with epilepsy, available services, and the work of EFEPA.
Mary Loughlin started to volunteer for the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA in 2000 while actively looking for help & resources for her son, Michael, who had just been diagnosed with epilepsy. Retiring after 32 years with Verizon as a Technician she stepped up her volunteer time and eventually became the Wyoming Valley Coordinator in 2004.
Dan Dougherty resides in Glenside, and is a graduate of Cheltenham High School in Wyncote. He has lived with epilepsy for more than 30 years. Dan is a volunteer Epilepsy Advocate with the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA. Dan has honed his public speaking skills through being an active member of Toastmasters, and was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow in 2014, by the Glenside Rotary for his work in epilepsy awareness.
PA Independent Living Radio Show is streamed live Fridays at 12:00 pm EST by The Arc of Luzerne County.
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