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2015 NYSILC Annual Report


We are pleased to share with you the 2015 NYSILC Annual Report.  Please see the attached file for the council’s main activities and progress during the previous year.


Groups Sue New York Over Inaccessible Online Voter Registration for People With Disabilities

June 9, 2016 NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union and Disability Rights Advocates today sued the New York State Board of Elections and Department of Motor Vehicles over online voter registration that is inaccessible to people with disabilities.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind, the Center for the Independence of the Disabled, and individual plaintiffs who are blind. States are required by law to meet accessibility and confidentiality standards when providing services such as online voter registration, but New York is failing to comply, the complaint charges.

The Complaint


NYSILC News Briefs, Summer 2016

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NYSILC 3-year Public Policy Agenda 2016-2018

NYSILC conducted a Statewide Needs Assessment in 2015.  Three overall themes emerged from the findings: Gaps and Barriers, State Institutionalized Population, and Priority Unserved Populations and Related Issues. These themes serve as the framework of the 3-year agenda for 2016-2018.  Link to the agenda: NYSILC 3-year Public Policy Agenda 2016-18



NEW 2015 Statewide Needs Assessment


This needs assessment was designed to collect input on four research questions to help guide the development of the next three-year State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).


2015 Statewide Needs Assessment Word
2015 Final Needs Assessment Report - MS Word

NYSILC Final Needs Assessment Report PDF


2015 SPIL Evaluation Report - 2015 SPIL Evaluation Report




A Media Study (2013-2015) and Overview, David M. Perry, PhD Lawrence Carter-Long March 2016   


New York State Employment First Commission Report and Recommendations March 1, 2015  

Employment First.docx
Employment First.pdf



A Case Study on Inclusive Disaster Preparedness Planning in Upstate New YorkBridgit M. Burke, Albany Law School, January 27, 2015



"Living Independently with a Disability," Capital Tonight, hosted by Liz Benjamin, 9/21/15.



Advocates Push For Better Employment Access for Disabled New Yorkers, By Capital Tonight Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 09:00 PM EDT 


 Click on the following link for more information about the Pat Figueroa Young Adult Sponsorships



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