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Assistive Technology Expo
We're an exhibitor at the Disability Services & Legal Center (DSLC) Tech Expo, May 11 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds! Come see us and learn about assistive tech devices, funding resources, and more.
This event will showcase the latest technology and services that enable people with disabilities and senior citizens to live/work independently and be an equal part of the community. Exhibitors will display and promote their products and services to individuals, educating them on the use of assistive technology, modified vehicles, sexual health, home modification options, adaptive equipment, funding resources, alternative medicine and more. Our goal is to provide individuals with disabilities and aging community access services and support for their overall health and wellness in our community.
Tech Expo Flyer
Hulu: Audio Description & Screen Reader Access
Kim Charlson, President
American Council of the Blind
Disability Rights Advocates is investigating complaints from blind individuals who
report that the Hulu website and mobile applications are not accessible, and from
blind individuals who want audio description tracks to be made available on Hulu.
We would greatly appreciate speaking with you if you are blind and you have chosen
not to subscribe to Hulu because you have heard about access barriers or the lack of
We would also like to speak with you if you have confronted access barriers yourself
while using Hulu.
To share your experiences, please contact Kyle Ruiz, by phone at (510) 665-8644 or
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join kids, volunteers, and parents of all ages and backgrounds hangout at the Earle Baum Center for the Blind with some snacks, accessible games, fun talks, and laughs.
Earle Baum Center for the Blind
4539 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Second Tuesday of every month at 5:30PM
Owner of Santa Rosa's Morris Heating and Sheet Metal overcomes blindness
Photo and Article © North Bay Business Journal
John Morris can see quite well - just not with his eyes. The owner of John Morris Heating and Sheet Metal in Santa Rosa routinely beats out competitors for duct work on construction projects in Sonoma County and beyond.
"In seventh grade, I was always fascinated with metal," Morris said. He took metal shop and wood shop in high school in Santa Rosa. "I could already weld."
He learned that he could earn several times as much in sheet-metal work as he was making as a kid working at a gas station. He passed the necessary tests and became a journeyman in a sheet-metal union, working in San Francisco, Petaluma and Santa Rosa.
"My eyes started to go bad in 1985," Morris said.
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Letter from Max Levenson
December 19, 2017
What it Takes to Win the Holman Prize
I'm writing to let you know that submissions for the Holman Prize, LightHouse for the Blind's annual series of three $25,000 award for blind adventurers and creators, are just around the corner! Submissions open on January 16th at 5 PM PST and close on February 28th at noon PST.
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Coming to the Earle Baum Center
Sunday, Nov. 19th 2017
10:30am to Noon
You are Invited to Attend the Crossroads 2017 Touring Company Production of
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
September 29 Movie Night - "Wonder Woman"
EARLE BAUM CENTER presents WONDER WOMAN
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT at EBC
Actiview, a brand new app, will be providing Descriptive Audio, Amplified Audio & Closed Captions
Directly to YOUR personal iPhone Come try this NEW Technology!
Arrive by 6:30pm - Movie at 7:30pm
Come early to assure you have the Actiview app setup on your iPhone
Bring your earbuds or headphones and know your iTunes password.
***Donations to benefit EBC greatly appreciated***
SIGN UP ON EARLEBAUM.ORG
Clear the decks, mark your calendars, and save the date! It's the fourth annual Earle Baum Center of the Blind Technology Fair.
The fair will be on Monday December 4, at the EBC campus from 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM.
We will have the big tent again this year, and plenty of heat and lighting.
This year's fair will also feature the return of the dedicated demonstration area.
Room 4 will be set aside for vendors interested in giving in-depth presentations (up
to 20 minutes) of their services or products to potential clients. Refreshments
will be served out of Room 3.