Museum of Discovery and Science

Museum of Discovery & Science

Professor Hiram Bleecker of Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science will be presenting a 30 minute presentation about scientists who are disabled who contributed significantly to science and about the museum’s accessibility features of their public exhibits.

Ticket to Work Orientation

The Center for Independent Living of Broward (CIL) has worked with thousands of individuals with disabilities interested in gainful employment. We provide monthly orientations to recipients of SSDI and SSI, who have enrolled in the Ticket to Work program, learn how their monthly income can increase while employed and receiving cash assistance. Consumers, including Ticket to Work recipients, can also receive one-on-one benefits counseling and pre-employment testing. CIL Broward also runs a Job Club and other job readiness workshops for … Continued

Employers Hiring Persons with Disabilities

Ronald Pettit

Join us for a panel presentation from employers discussing their recruitment and hiring strategy to include persons with disabilities in the workforce. Learn inside tips for applying for a job and putting your skills to work!

Accessible Technology

Making the ordinary extraordinary

Presenters: Steven Sundarrao, USF College of Engineering Assistive technology and home modifications have the potential to increase independence, safety, and quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Many people may become trapped in their homes or locked out because of a disability that prevents them for being able to physically access their home. Assistive technology such as environmental control units and mobile phones have allowed a person with a disability to control their home appliances, turn on and off lights, … Continued

Learn How to Create Safe and Accessible Housing

Affordable and accessible housing options

Presenters: Ted Bickoff, Gen-X Construction, Inc. and Beth Kofsky, Housing and Assistive Technology, Inc. The importance of making the home safe and accessible for long term Independent Living can be confusing and overwhelming.  This workshop will discuss how to assess your home environment, take you on a photo tour through a house that highlights the hazards and solutions and present some of the new products available to improve a person’s Safety, Accessibility and Quality of Life.