A Tour of the Ed Roberts Campus

Friday, June 20, 2:30 pm PST on KPFA

The website says, “The Ed Roberts Campus is a national and international model dedicated to disability rights and universal access.”

Shelley Berman has stood in the large central room of that Berkeley, California building.  She’s gazed at the high ceiling and . . . she felt daunted.  Who works in this building and what do they do? 

Part 2 of the Disability Mural which hangs at the Ed Roberts Campus

Part 2 of the Disability Mural which hangs at the Ed Roberts Campus

Today, she takes us on a walk through the building, as she looks for the answers to her questions.  In the process, she talks to these organizations about their work:

Jesse from the California Telephone Access Program,

Josh Thelin, Communications & Development Manager of the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP),

Sally at the Center for Accessible Technology (CforAT),

Ingrid Tischer, development director of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF),

Logo for World Institute on Disability's annual fundraiser.

Logo for World Institute on Disability’s annual fundraiser.

Katherine Zigmont, Executive Projects Coordinator at the World Institute on Disability (WID),

And, Marina at the Ala Costa Center‘s Adult Transition Program.

Other organizations at the Ed Roberts Campus are
Alameda Alliance for Health
California Department of Rehabilitation
Lighthouse for the Blind
Through the Looking Glass (TLG)
Center for Independent Living (CIL)
Computer Technologies Program (CTP)

Follow the links to read more about what they do and then take your own magical mystery tour.  And, don’t forget the East Bay Center for the Blind, within easy walking distance, only two blocks to the North.

This program produced and hosted by Shelley Berman.


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