The Ruderman TV Challenge

February 16, 2017 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

The Ruderman TV Challenge was designed to continue our work in Hollywood and advocate for greater inclusion of performers with disabilities. At a time when the discussion around the need for greater diversity in Hollywood is garnering great attention, disability is still being left out. But disability is a fundamental part of the human experience and needs ...
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I first wrote about Tikkun Olam Makers—better known as TOM—in May of last year, and titled it “How to Change the World.” Admittedly a lofty title, but not an inaccurate one. TOM is best known for organizing makeathons. As the name suggest, these are marathons of making where tinkerers and makers from all across the ...
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Reflecting on Inclusive Design

December 22, 2016 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

Ah, the holiday season is upon us. It’s a time of celebration, but also of reflection and as we reflect over the year, we at the Ruderman Family Foundation wanted to highlight and share one of our favorite messages of this year. Elise Roy explains so perfectly why designing the world with people with disabilities ...
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By Shai Franklin   With Presidential primaries looming, so much international unrest and a global climate agreement in the works, the December 9 gathering of two-dozen top media and political figures, at Washington’s Newseum—among them former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, PBS NewsHour Anchor Judy Woodruff, Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron, Bloomberg columnist Al Hunt, political analyst ...
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What I saw at The Inclusion Summit

November 4, 2015 / 0 Comments 0 Comments

By Shai Franklin   Next week I hope to attend the annual General Assembly of the JFNA (“The GA”) , four days of nonstop presentations and deliberations and networking (the term of art is “schmoozing”).   Although I’ve been privileged to work as a paid consultant for the Ruderman Family Foundation, I genuinely feel the ...
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