The nation’s largest theater chain is having nearly 6,000 screens equipped this month with closed-captioning glasses developed by Sony. By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times Raymond Smith Jr. has been trying for nearly two decades to make the movie industry listen to the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing. This month, the senior [...]
At Disability Network, it’s in our power to change everything, from individual lives to the wider community. We help people with disabilities and their families lead more productive lives in Northern Lower Michigan. But our efforts don’t just benefit them. They help everyone, with or without disabilities, who lives in, works in, or passes through our community.
Mobi to the Beach!
Tim, Matt, and Kris hang out at Traverse City State Park Beach. The park has a Mobi Chair for visitors to use to have full access of the beach and Grand Traverse Bay.
Students from the LIFE program begin the year with teambuilding activities at the Lake Ann Camp high ropes course to learn about trust and courage.
Access for Everyone
Heritage Trail at Sleeping Bear Dunes is now accessible for everyone.
Freedom to Sail
Weathered Beard has partnered with Disability Network to empower individuals with disabilities through storytelling and produce a film to illustrate DN’s positive impact on our community.
Universal Access Creates Independence
Neal Steeno, from Weathered Beard, learns about mobi mats from Jeanne and her service dog, Tucker. Jeanne shares that the mats have given her the opportunity to get her feet wet and enjoy our local beaches.
Ocqueoc Falls, the largest waterfall in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, is universally accessible and ADA compliant.
Northern Natural Cider House has teamed up with local star musician, Blake Elliot, to raise awareness and gather donations for Disability Network on Tuesday, May 7 from 5:30-8pm. The new Front Street business (located at 324 East Front Street) invites you, your friends, co-workers, and comrades to splurge on a few pints, jam to [...]
By Tim Gort | The Grand Rapids Press Follow on Twitter on April 28, 2013 at 8:18 AM With daughters Eliza, left, and Gwen, right, Tim Gort has a combined 13 years of experience pushing wheelchairs. As a father of two children with cerebral palsy, I have a combined 13 years of experience pushing wheelchairs. [...]
MilitaryVALoan.com is pleased to offer scholarships in support of disability awareness. Every year, a prospective or current college student will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help with the costs associated with attending school. Applicants should submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words about how they or someone they knew overcame disability [...]
1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636) WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new hotline — 1-855-VA-WOMEN — to receive and respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans. The service began accepting calls on April 23, 2013. “Some women Veterans may not know about [...]
Release of 2013 Munson Community Health Needs Assessment and Healthy Communities Institute Web Product
Munson Medical Center has announced the official release of the 2013 Munson Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) as well as the Healthy Communities Institute Web Product on the Munson Healthcare Website. The 2013 Munson CHNA report covers primary and secondary health data from a five county area (Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau) [...]
TRAVERSE CITY – Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) will host three information sessions on its new service model set to launch May 6. The new model expands service hours and reduces wait times by linking residents in more rural areas with fixed routes to and from Traverse City. Information sessions will take place at BATA’s [...]
By gogettergirl95, Roswell, GA People are often surprised when I tell them that I have a learning disability. Many think that a learning disability is just a fancy term for stupidity or laziness, but this isn’t further from the truth. And, although [...]
By CAITLIN KELLY For years, Stacy Zoern, a Texas lawyer who lives alone and uses a 400-pound power wheelchair, yearned for more independence. Because of a neuromuscular condition, Ms. Zoern, 33, has never walked, and for a while drove a custom van. But the van was destroyed in a crash, and she didn’t have $80,000 [...]
For the month of April, Disability Network’s Advocacy Council (DNAC) decided to sponsor and volunteer for the Traverse Traveler’s Autism Scavenger Hunt that was held on April 13. Zoe Onthank, DNAC member and Volunteer Office Assistant at Disability Network, explained, “We chose to be a part of the event because we want to raise awareness [...]