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The Oscars 2014: Is it Progress or Much the Same?

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 10:25 PM

It seems like the same types of roles and movies for African and African-American artists get appreciated by the Academy.  It seems like a few more movies got made with diverse, African-American casts this year, though only a few were recognized.  Why does it seem like the Academy is more comfortable and more likely to acknowledge slavery (“12 Years a Slave”) and other “beat down” depictions as well as stereotypical ones (such as that of the Somali pirat...

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*NEW FEATURE* Introducing CALIF's LA Tripping:

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 6:05 PM

We are starting a regular section on our website and Facebook page, we are calling, “CALIF’s LA Tripping” to feature people with disabilities among our Board, Staff, Consumers and people in the community who have very interesting things and activities, tidbits to share as an attempt to spice up our website and to reflect to the world both the small and big things we are involved in, the things that interest us and that capture our imagination.  If you have things to sha...

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Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Files a Friend of the Court Brief Supporting Equal Access to Captioned Telephones

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 4:40 PM

On August 26, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules regarding the use of Internet-based captioned telephone service (IP CTS) and software applications (apps) that provide captioned phone calls on smart phones. Included in the rules was the requirement that captioned telephones and apps would be available only if they were purchased for a minimum of $75 each. They also ruled that the phones must be set up so that captions would not appear until the consumer tur...

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INTER-ACTIONS, Art Exhibit & CALIF Fundraiser

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Inter-Acciones, Exposicion de Arte y Recuador CALIF

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 4:35 PM

AAPD Los Angeles Event Wednesday August 28 6:30PM Capitol Studios Hollywood

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 12:20 AM

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is the nation’s largest disability rights organization promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities.

AT Network: No-Cost or Low-Cost Internet Service

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 11:15 AM

No Internet Access? No Computer? Too expensive?

Think again.

The AT Network is proud to partner with Connect 2 Compete to offer Free and Low-cost Internet services and refurbished computers to people who qualify throughout California.

Qualifications vary based on the Internet provider in your area.

It's easy to apply. Enter your zip code after clicking here ...

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The Source Article on our ADA Celebration

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 1:25 PM

 Please click below to see The Source news article on the ADA Celebration CALIF participated in last Friday, July 26:

U.S. Justice Dept. orders $12.5-million payment to victims of racial harassment (Los Angeles Times)

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 11:05 AM

The Justice Department orders L.A. County, Lancaster and Palmdale to pay residents of subsidized housing whose civil rights were violated during inspections.


U.S. Department of Justice officials have demanded that Los Angeles County, Lancaster and Palmdale pay a total of $12.5 million to residents who the federal government found were victims of harassment and intimidation in the Antelope Valley.


The demand coincides with last week’s accusation by ...

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