Episode: Know Your Resources

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

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Know Your Resources

Art Spark Texas

In this episode of the Gene and Dave show, we explore some the resources in Austin available for people with disabilities. First up is Celia Hughes with Art Spark Texas https://www.artsparktx.org This is the place to go if you have a disability and a passion for art. Art Spark has been a proud sponsor of the gene Dave show ever since our inception more than 11 years ago.

Easterseals

We decided to have some fun and made a crank call to Easterseals to find out what they’re really all about. We talked with David Schneider and Laura Griebel to learn more about this fine organization. See https://www.easterseals.com for more information.

ARCIL

Another awesome resource for people with disabilities is ARCIL, Austin Resource Center for Independent Living. John Meinkowski tells us a little bit about the resources they offer. Gene relates with a personal story of how ARCIL helped him. http://arcilinc.org

Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

We also talk with Dennis Borel, Executive Director of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities to find out about accessible voting.
https://www.txdisabilities.org

Hart Intercivic

Last but not least, we speak with Steve Stockwell from Hart Intercivic. Steve will give us a close-up view of the accessible features of some voting machines. Though these machines won’t be used here in Austin, they will be used in many of the counties here in Texas.
https://www.hartintercivic.com/our-company/about-hart/