November 2019

New resource library to promote basic accessibility

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Are your organization’s public meetings and events always hosted at accessible locations?¬† And do you ask at registration whether participants need accommodations like ASL interpreters? Is your organization’s website and social media accessible to people who are blind? Do you always caption your organization’s videos? When you release reports or … Read More >

Philanthropy should do better at including people with disabilities

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Darren Walker, President of Ford Foundation and outspoken proponent of the inclusion of people with disabilities came to Pittsburgh in November as a guest of FISA Foundation and The Heinz Endowments. Walker became widely known by his blog, Ignorance is the enemy within: On the power of our privilege, and … Read More >

New initiative: Disability Inclusion & Access: Moving Forward

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FISA Foundation and The Heinz Endowments convened nearly 250 nonprofit and foundation¬†leaders on November 21 to launch Disability Inclusion & Access: Moving Forward. ¬†About 1 in 4 American adults has limited mobility, difficulty hearing or seeing, learning differences, mental health conditions, autism, or other disabilities that affect a major part … Read More >