We have had a lot of questions and interest from people who would like to learn more about letting their opinion be heard by their local, state, and national representatives. Many times, websites that give information on issues, votes, phone numbers and email or snail mail addresses have proven inaccessible or challenging to interact with. […]
We were happy to work with Disability Rights Oregon to ensure that their voting guide was made accessible for all users. There are great resources here to make voting smooth and private in the guide, and contact information for help if you run into trouble. Here is the link to DRO’s voting resources. Here is […]
You are invited to join our “Letter Writing Party” on July 13, 2016 from 3:30 – 5:30 in our MAST conference room. The Department of Justice is looking for public input in regards to proposed web accessibility guidelines for public entities. You can find out more here: (Title II SANPRM call for public input) We […]
We will be at the Health and Wellness Fair hosted by Terwilliger Plaza Retirement Community. This event is directed towards the residents there, but is also open to the public. Many different health and wellness related vendors will be available to demonstrate their products and services. Health screenings are available, as well as a goodie […]
IMPORTANT! If you are not registered to vote, You need to register before April 26 in order to be eligible to vote in the May elections. Register Online to Vote. All registered? Great! All citizens have the right to vote and to vote accessibly and privately. For most blind people, there have been several obstacles […]
If you find yourself at the 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, you might be able to happen upon Nik, who will be attending and will also be hanging out with our friends at Humanware. Stop by the Humanware booth to see their great products for people with vision loss and say […]
We are happy to be able to provide space for the monthly meetings of two self advocacy groups. Although these meetings are not an “official” MAST activity, we always support organized self advocacy and think it is very important that people with disabilities have easy access to such groups. These groups are happy to see […]
This October, we were happy to participate in Portland’s White Cane Safety Day activities. On October 5th, Nik represented MAST in a downtown white cane walk and an information table set up in the South Park Blocks at Portland State University. Participants could volunteer to get a mini orientation and mobility lesson with Nik or […]
Nik will be teaching classes at Hull Retreat Center for the Blind in Sandy, Oregon on October 27-29. This is a two day retreat where seniors with vision loss can learn skills and ask questions in a small group, supportive environment. To find out more, contact Hull Park at (503) 668-6195.
I (Lisa) was honored to be acknowledged by Hadley School for the Blind as a student award recipient this year. I was awarded the Richard Kinney Challenge of Living Award, and was invited to speak at Hadley’s Women’s Board Tribute Luncheon and their Annual Trustees Meeting. Nik attended with me and we were able to […]
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