The Bigger Picture Archive

Each Wednesday we publish our agency blog, The Bigger Picture. They’re filled with links to articles relating to IL and disability, have news on recent events at NWGA CIL, and other features like staff spotlights. Here you’ll find our archive of these posts. You can always find the most recent edition on our front page.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 1 (March 25, 2015) – The inaugural edition! Articles: Accessibility at the airport, Robotics for tetraplegia. Staff spotlight: Andy Wade. Recent events.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 2 (April 1, 2015) – Articles: New White House receptionist, Includification, AXS Map. Staff spotlight: Avis Elliott. Recent events.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 3 (April 8, 2015) – Articles: ADA 25th anniversary, “A is for Accessibility”, Children’s Orchestra in Thailand. Staff spotlight: Maia Santamaria.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 4 (April 15, 2015) – Articles: Netflix descriptive audio, VA Amputee support group, AT&T app development. Staff spotlight: Jim Bradshaw.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 5 (April 22, 2015) – Articles: Imagination & Delight, Exercise for people with disabilities, MediSafe mobile app. Staff spotlight: Christina Holtzclaw. Recent events.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 6 (April 29, 2015) – Articles: Service animals, DisArt Festival 2015, Unstoppable Gamer. Staff spotlight: Tonia Clayton.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 7 (May 6, 2015) – Articles: ADA 25 topic for May, Designing for Disability, Transportation update from NCD. Staff spotlight: Kathy Baker. Recent events.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 8 (May 13, 2015) – Articles: The Accessible Icon Project, New Hampshire first to ban subminimum wage, Virtual reality therapy for strokes. Staff spotlight: David Hortman.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 9 (May 20, 2015) – Articles: ToyLikeMe dolls, The battle over funding for speech devices, ReelAbilities film festival. Staff spotlight: Jill Baldwin. Recent events.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 10 (May 28, 2015) – Articles: Uber’s ADA compliance, GA DoJ Ruling current actions, Pearl the therapy llama. Recent events.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 11 (June 3, 2015) – Articles: Dinner in the dark, Google working on universal access, Person-first language and other options. Doggie Dialogue: Felicia. NOAA information on hurricane season.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 12 (June 10, 2015) – Articles: ADA 25 topic for June, Study on people with disabilities seeking employment, Augusta dentist with disability. Doggie Dialogue: Jamie.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 13 (June 17, 2015) – Articles: Prosthetics with pizzazz, States considering caregiver pay rates, Official launch of Disability Rights Museum on Wheels, special statement from NOAA on flash flooding. Doggie Dialogue: Sumner.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 14 (June 24, 2015) – Articles: Deaf dancer from South Africa, Study on housing affordability for people with disabilities. Doggie Dialogue: Maggie. Recent events.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 15  (July 1, 2015) – Articles: ADA 25th Anniversary, Open House celebration, New York’s ADA festivities, Krige Schabort nominated for an ESPY. And a bonus video!

The Bigger Picture, Issue 16 (July 8, 2015) – Articles: Reassignment as Accommodation, Marriage Equality for People With Disabilities. Recent Events. Update on cats from Maggie.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 17 (July 15, 2015) – Articles: Hero the 2-Legged Calf, Eyes on Success Podcast, Uber’s Accessibility Update, Krige for ESPY tonight! Board spotlights are coming soon. Recent events.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 18 (July 23, 2015) – Special edition for the 25th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 19 (July 30, 2015) – Articles: Inclusive Home Design Act, Bus Driver Yells at Woman with Dissabilities, FEMA & Ad Council’s PSA for People with Disabilities. Recent Events.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 20 (August 5, 2015) – Articles: Lego Set Controversy, 3D Printing, Intellectual Disabilities Poll.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 21 (August 13, 2015) – Articles: Discovery Gymnastics in Rome, Disability in Young Adult Fiction, Back-to-School Weather Prep from NOAA.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 22 (August  19, 2015) – Feature: Second Annual Non-Event

The Bigger Picture, Issue 23 (August 27, 2015) – Articles: State Fails to Pay for Disability Services, Student Handcuffed, Parent 2 Parent of Georgia Resource Database. Event: GCDD Public Forums.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 24 (September 24, 2015) – Articles: Floyd County Text-to-911 Program, Everyday Struggles for a Wheelchair User, Hearing Loss Myths, New AT for Mobility Assistance.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 25 (December 2, 2015) – Articles: Kylie Jenner Wheelchair Photo Shoot, Transportation Planning, New TV Series Following Young Adults with Down Syndrome. Staff Spotlight: Ralph Jarrell.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 26 (January 6, 2016) – Articles: Uber Launching WAV Service in D.C., Gamer with Vision Impairment Triumphs Over Classic Video Game, Schools Cited for Widespread ADA Violations. NWGA CIL Updates.

The Bigger Picture, Issue 27 (January 14, 2016) – Articles: ADA Improvement Bill Drafted, ADA Compliance in Jacksonville, United Airlines Fined for ADA Violations. Mugshot of the Month for January.

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