Working with Disability

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The “Working with Disability: Toward a Truly Inclusive Vermont Labor Force” report is complete! We are proud to have worked with many amazing project partners on this report, including: Diane Dalmasse and James Smith of the Vermont Division for Vocational Rehabilitation; Fred Jones of the Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Kirsten Murphy of the Vermont Developmental Disabilities… Continue Reading Working with Disability

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VCIL Honors Vermont Arts Council

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On Dec. 18, the Vermont Center for Independent Living, a statewide disability rights organization, honored the Vermont Arts Council with an Ally of Accessibility Award. The Vermont Arts Council has been on the forefront of accessibility for years and has shown a strong commitment to disability. The organization has a staff person dedicated to offering technical assistance to arts organizations… Continue Reading VCIL Honors Vermont Arts Council

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Butch & Babe’s Honored for Accessibility

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The Vermont Center for Independent Living, a statewide disability rights organization, recognized a Burlington restaurant on Nov. 29 for its commitment to accessibility. Butch & Babe’s owner Kortnee Bush received the Rosemary J. Miller Dining for All Award. Bush opened the Old North End eatery in 2015. Butch & Babe’s serves up good American food and a welcoming family and… Continue Reading Butch & Babe’s Honored for Accessibility

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BHS ReEnvisioning Committee Announces Public Tours for $70 Million Renovation Bond

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On Oct. 4, Burlington High School’s ReEnvisioning Committee held a press conference to announce a new public education committee dedicated to helping voters understand the $70 million plan to rejuvenate BHS. More than 40 community members attended the announcement which also featured prominent community members voicing support for the plan and encouraging the community to tour the facility before Election… Continue Reading BHS ReEnvisioning Committee Announces Public Tours for $70 Million Renovation Bond

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Red Hen Bakery Excels at Access

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On June 8, the Vermont Center for Independent Living presented an Ally of Accessibility Award at a Middlesex business. The award went to Red Hen Baking Company owners Eliza Cain and Randy George, as well as the former owners of the Red Hen building, Donny and Lise Wexler of Strider Development. Red Hen is not only a bakery and café… Continue Reading Red Hen Bakery Excels at Access

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Unitarian Church of Montpelier Honored for Being Welcoming and Inclusive

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The Vermont Center for Independent Living recognized a Montpelier institution on April 17. The Unitarian Church of Montpelier received an Ally of Accessibility Award for its efforts to become increasingly accessible to people with disabilities. VCIL Executive Director Sarah Launderville said, “We are pleased to be honoring the Unitarian Church as they have done an excellent job in making their… Continue Reading Unitarian Church of Montpelier Honored for Being Welcoming and Inclusive