"Sailability Victoria - Sailing for Everyone" grew out of the need to the re-think entry level sailing, to simplify everything, to return to the basics. In today's world of seemingly unlimited choice, we have to encourage people into a new activity, not threaten them with confusing rules and jargon and reward them with a dunking.
The philosophy of "Sailing for Everyone" has found expression in an organisation known as "Sailability" which itself began as sailing for the disabled, then grew into facilitating sailing for people with disabilities, and finally blossomed into sailing for everyone, regardless of ability.
We have now amalgamated with Sailability for a cohesive front to promote sailing for everyone, including the disabled, worldwide.
Access Sailing Incorporated
Access Sailing Club Inc is a member of the Victorian Disabled Sports Advisory Committee and the charity of the Victorian Boating Industry Association's melbourne Boat Show. As an incorporated entity it facilitates its branches to own their own property, primarily sailing dinghies and safety craft purchased through sponsorships from local businesses and service clubs, and maintains the organisation's insurance policies. Currently we have branches at Docklands, Bennala, Ballarat, Warnambool and Portland with more evolving all the time.
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July 2011 Archives
Walk a mile or two in the shoes of Jeff and you will be opened to world of touch and sound that is rich and literally "overlooked" by those who are profoundly sighted.
The ENAT Code of Good Conduct
The international commitment label for accessible tourism providers
What is the ENAT Code of Good Conduct?
Why is the Code needed?
Who follows the ENAT Code, and why?
The ENAT Code of Good Conduct logo may also be used on their website or in printed marketing and advertising material.
From San Francisco Bay comes a story of interdependence and sailing.
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Source: http://www.readingrights.org/definition-print-disabledGeorge Kerscher coined the term "print disabled" (circa 1988-1989) to describe persons who could not access print.
The definition is as follows:
print disabled, noun; print-disabled, adjective.
A person who cannot effectively read print because of a visual, physical, perceptual, developmental, cognitive, or learning disability.
When used as an adjective, the word should be hyphenated, e.g. print-disabled person.
(outdated) The Higher Education Opportunity Act defines "print disabled" as "a student with a disability who experiences barriers to accessing instructional material in non-specialized formats, including an individual described in Title 17 of the Copyright Act."
The Google Library Project Settlement defines "print disabled" as "User is unable to read standard printed material due to blindness, visual disability, physical limitations, organic dysfunction or dyslexia."
DCLnews:What does all this mean for people with disabilities?
George Kerscher:RFB&D launched its digital service on September 3, 2002. This marks the transition from more than 50 years of analog (with the last 25 years being on 4-track cassette). The powerful navigation of the DAISY format makes the cassette obsolete. And I predict a rapid adoption of this technology. Once we start to use text encoded in XML, we can begin to deliver full text synchronized with full audio multimedia product. This dual reinforcement ... see it and hear it at the same time ... is what we believe will make a real difference in the education of all persons with print disabilities. I believe it will revolutionize education for this disability group. No kidding, we are on the verge of a breakthrough that will change the lives of people with print disabilities.