NOTICE OF STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS
Individuals and organizations interested in employment and independent living services for Kansans with disabilities are invited to participate in a series of regional Stakeholder Meetings to be hosted in November and December 2012 by Kansas Rehabilitation Services (KRS) Director Michael Donnelly.
KRS is a division of the Kansas Department for Children and Families. KRS is responsible for vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs for Kansans with disabilities.
It is time to get nominations for our Awards for the Annual Meeting. We need to submit them to the Board of Directors in November. Please submit the name of anyone you would like to nominate, along with the reason you feel that person deserves the Award. We also want to know the persons’ name who is submitting the nomination. Please have them to me by Nov. 7th.
The categories are: Proving By Doing
Spirit of Independence
Thank you !!
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 62 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2013. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2013, and the increased payments to SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2012. The average monthly benefit that a Social Security Disability beneficiary receives, $1,113, will increase to $1,132.
Visit Disability.gov for more information about Social Security and other benefits programs.
On January 12, 2012, the FCC adopted rules requiring captioned programs shown on TV to be captioned when re-shown on the Internet. These rules implement provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA).
Starting September 30, 2012, pre-recorded programs shown on TV with captions that are not “edited for the Internet” (and are newly added to a distributor’s inventory of TV programs on the Internet) must be captioned when shown on the Internet. A program is not “edited for the Internet” if the TV version has not been “substantially edited” – for example scenes were not deleted and musical scores were not altered. Changing the number or duration of commercials is not considered “edited for the Internet.”