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By: Portlight, 2:55 PM GMT on August 03, 2015
Portlight Chairman Paul Timmons, aka "presslord" along with Marcie Roth at FEMA Headquarters,Washington D.C. last Thursday July 30th.
The Arlington Getting it Right Conference was held Friday and was a great success. The speakers were great and the day was a good learning experience for all attending.
The Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities ...
By: Portlight, 4:01 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Arlington Getting It Right Workshop
Join us for a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! The ADA Legacy Bus Tour will be here with a four-panel display on the history of self-advocacy, courtesy of the Museum of disability History.
This workshop will provide tools and information to emergency managers, disability organizations and stakeholders wh...
Updated: 4:16 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
By: Portlight, 2:22 PM GMT on June 24, 2015
The following is a local Relief effort in Texas for families affected by the recent flooding.
We at Portlight hope you and others will support this worthy cause.
It was brought to our attention by wunderblogger "OldLeatherneck," J. Mark Ahlstedt from Kerrville, TX.
Artist Helping Wimberley
The recent severe flooding in Wimberley was a shock to everyone. It was even more of a ...
Updated: 7:39 PM GMT on June 24, 2015
By: Portlight, 6:02 PM GMT on May 26, 2015
Portlight will be working with our Red Cross partners in Texas to bring relief to those affected by the flooding there.
We will be focusing on helping the disabled community in any way necessary as requested.
If you can help us help other's, please donate today.
Nepal Earthquake Relief entry
We ask you to consider donating what you can to help thos...
By: Portlight, 3:30 PM GMT on May 21, 2015
Photo: The New York Times
The Right To Be Rescued: Disability Justice in an Age of Disaster
Adrien A. Weibgen
ABSTRACT. This Note explores the legal responsibilities that local governments have toward marginalized communities in a time of crisis and argues that people with disabilities (PWDs) have a “right to be rescued”: a legal right to have their unique needs accoun...
Updated: 3:31 PM GMT on May 21, 2015