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BBI hosts World Bank visit to campus, discussion about new global initiative

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BBI and campus partners are engaging in an unprecedented new collaboration with the World Bank to establish a global forum that will provide developing countries with legal solutions to development issues. During a campus visit March 28, World Bank leaders discussed the global initiative with SU Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor, Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina, BBI leadership, and other campus partners. MORE>

Archived BBI webinars on incorporating people with disabilities into the workplace

BBI presented two webinars designed to provide employers with resources on incorporating people with disabilities into the workplace. The archived webinars are now available online. MORE>

BBI Chairman authors working paper on web access for people with cognitive disabilities

The paper, commissioned by the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, discusses a right under the Americans with Disabilities Act to web access for people with cognitive disabilities. MORE>

BBI researchers publish two journal articles

BBI researchers recently published articles in the Disability and Health Journal and the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. MORE>

Medical journal features Q-and-A with BBI researcher

Marcia Scherer ’70 discusses the importance and challenges of providing assistive technology to elders with cognitive impairment. MORE>

Board member files lawsuits alleging Florida unnecessarily institutionalizes children in nursing homes

The complaints were filed on behalf of approximately 300 children who are currently in nursing homes in the State of Florida and approximately 5,000 children who are at risk of unnecessary institutionalization. MORE>
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Deepti Samant
Director of International Programs

Born and raised in India, Deepti Samant came to the United States to complete a master’s degree. Having close family members with disabilities, Samant witnessed first-hand the disparity in opportunities and the lack of inclusive social systems back home. She now manages BBI’s international efforts to advance the civic, social, and economic participation of people with disabilities.



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