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July-August 2004 News


Proyecto Visión Director Kathy Martinez Delivers Congressional Human Rights Caucus Briefing
Last March Kathy Martinez, director of Proyecto Visión and member of the National Council on Disability, addressed the United States Congress regarding the proposal of a United Nations Convention about people with disabilities.

Research Update: “Examining the Effectiveness of Assistive Technology & Related Services for Ethnic Minorities”
The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) – in collaboration with California State University Northridge’s Center on Disabilities – is completing a research project about Assistive Technology and ethnic minorities in California.

The Dignity of Work and an Employer that Values It
What does it take to be a productive worker if you are a person with a disability? Nearly 72% of people with disabilities who can and wish to work persistently face unemployment and underemployment.

Discussions on Breast Cancer Screening for Women with Disabilities Held in New York City
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Disability and Health Team requested the collaboration of Proyecto Visión and Rehabilitation International (RI) to assist in conducting two one-day Focus Group discussions in New York City on breast cancer awareness for women over 40 with physical disabilities.

Getting to Work in Kansas
As a California transplant to the Midwest, I have taken it upon myself to identify service agencies in my new home that provide case management, advocacy, and employment services to persons with disabilities. I’ve discovered several agencies that provide everything from case management to employment support.

Health Insurance Options in New York
For many job seekers, a salary and a good health insurance plan may determine whether or not they accept a job offer. Based on cost of living expenses, private health insurance can be cost prohibitive making it difficult to afford for the underemployed or unemployed.