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Art Connects New York At BFL

Stephanie Lindquist, Program Associate at Art Connects New York stopped by the curated exhibit at Barrier Free Living’s Transitional Housing shelter for people with disabilities.

Art Connects New York is a charitable organization that, with the help of its donors, connects artists and curators with social service agencies in New York City to create museum-quality permanent exhibitions of contemporary artwork.

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Denim Day 2015

Denim Day was sparked by a 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a rape conviction on the grounds that the victim was wearing tight jeans. Jeans are now donned worldwide on the third Wednesday of April in solidarity with Sexual Assualt Awareness Month in protest against injustice and rape culture. Denim Day intends to raise awareness concerning the prevalence of sexual violence and victim blaming in our society.

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BFL Team Member Attends FPWA Fundraising Executive Program at Baruch College.

Barrier Free Living Organizational Development Manager Scott Hess (pictured at right with Lead Faculty Marti Fischer) is attending the 2015 FPWA Fundraising Executive Program at Baruch College.

The program is in line with Barrier Free Living’s recent organizational assessment conducted with the Support Center, and its ongoing work on development as it relates to mission. The experience culminates with each participant’s Capstone Project on a topic related to Fundraising.

 

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Comcast Voice Guidance Technology For People With Visual Disabilities

Comcast announced it is partnering with organizations dedicated to serving people with visual disabilities to bring the company’s new voice guidance technology to more people. The “talking guide” is a feature on the X1 platform that reads aloud selections like program titles, network names and time slots as well as DVR and On Demand settings, giving users the freedom to independently explore and navigate thousands of shows and movies.

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