Active Leadership Training Presented by Dublin CIL

Dublin CIL are rolling out a number of programmes over the latter half of the year, which will be taking place during the month of September. This particular programme is focused on Political Activism training and will be provided in 6 locations.

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Dublin CIL Launches Independent Voices Video Campaign

On July 23rd, Dublin CIL launches its online #IndependentVoices campaign where disabled people talk about what Independent Living (IL) means to them, creating awareness so that other disabled people are empowered to access supports needed to live independently.

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Audio Described and Captioned Performance of Les Misérables at the BGE Theatre

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre has announced an audio described and captioned performance of Les Misérables on Thu, Jan 10th, 2019.

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Seán’s Looking Straight Ahead After Spinal Surgery

An article in today’s Irish Examiner reported on Cork CIL service user, Seán Bosonnet. Suffering from progressively-worsening scoliosis since his teens, Seán finally received life-changing surgery in June, 2016, thanks to a voluntary medical support group called Straight Ahead Ireland. The charity provides surgery, support and medical equipment for children with orthopaedic conditions.

How to Add Emergency Info to Your Phone’s Lock Screen

Jill Duffy of PCMag UK wrote this useful piece on How to Add Emergency Info to Your Phone’s Lock Screen. The article explains how to add “in case of emergency” (ICE) information—such as an emergency contact and medical notes—that can be accessed even if your phone is locked.

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Stella Young: I’m Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much

Earlier tonight, I attended a meeting of the Cork Centre for Independent Living Peer Forum in the Maldron Hotel on John Redmond Street.

Event organiser and Cork CIL Community Employment Supervisor Nicola Meacle was MC for the evening. She screened four short films on the theme of “A Visual Exploration of Disability and Independent Living” and gave a brief introduction to each one. Nicola prefaced I’m Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much (a talk given by Stella Young at TEDxSydney in April, 2014) by breaking the sad news that Stella had recently passed away.

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