St. Patrick’s Parish, founded in Lawrence in 1872, used to be a haven for the Irish community. These days the rustic green steeple shares a street corner with a Vietnamese noodle shop and a Dominican restaurant.
“Peter Blanck, chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University and author of eQuality: The Struggle for Web Accessibility by Persons With Cognitive Disabilities (Cambridge University Press, 2014), said blind and deaf students need to be considered when shifting core parts of teaching to the Internet.” Read more here.
January 2015. Boston College J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill has been honored with the 2015 Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence. Named in honor of Cardinal Yves Congar (1904-1995), the award recognizes the contributions of contemporary theologians working, writing, and teaching, as the cardinal did, in light of the tradition while moving that tradition forward to meet the challenges of today. The award is presented annually by Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.
Growing up with muscular dystrophy, 11-year-old Melissa Shang has faced her fair share of challenges. But the middle schooler is hardly willing to let her disability dictate her life. The precocious adolescent is taking action, along with her older sister Eva, to raise awareness about the experience of living with a disability by co-authoring a novel featuring a young protagonist with muscular dystrophy. Read and watch the video here
“That’s the two-fold message that Oscar Vazquez hopes people get from “Spare Parts”—a new movie that recounts how he and a team of mostly undocumented Mexican immigrants at an Arizona high school built a ragtag robot that enabled them to defeat MIT in an underwater robotics competition in 2004.” Read more about it here.
Have you ever applied for a job online? Tell us about your experiences! PEAT is conducting a national survey about the accessibility of online job applications. This initiative will help us to better understand and document accessibility needs related to online job seeking and inform PEAT’s future efforts in this area. Additional details on the survey are below, and you can take the survey by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y5L39RT(link is external).
” A dozen Allston-Brighton organizations have been awarded a total of more than $33,000 in grants from Boston College via the Allston-Brighton/Boston College Community Fund.” Read more about it here.