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Agnes McCray, ARISE Board President testing a new voting machine.
The New Voting Machines

Following the 2000 federal election in which some inaccessible and poorly functioning voting machines were used, the federal government mandated that every state buy new…

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Becoming an Effective Communicator

It was last year that I decided that I needed some digital help with communicating. It's getting harder for people to understand what I am…

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2023 Fall Farm Showcase

Thank you to all those families that registered for our Fall Farm Showcase! We hope you enjoy the music of Tangled Roots, great food &…

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Bringing Adaptive Design to Cayuga…

Do you have a disability, or know someone with the disability that lives in Cayuga County and could benefit from a customized adaptive device? Do…

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New Yorkers with Disabilities are…

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a report in April showing that people with disabilities in New York State were having a harder time…

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Summer Travels

It's been a busy July for ARISE Web Reporter Mike Theobald. He started the month off with a typical American summer celebration! A Fourth of…

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Need Financial Help?

If you are in need of financial help the Syracuse Financial Empowerment Center offers many services and programs. The Center is free to all residents…

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