This week on Street Beat, host Jill Washburn finds out about barriers facing those with disabilities.

Up first, Quintin Stroud of SEMHAC (Southeast Michigan HIV/AIDS Council) discusses the upcoming Community Open House that will share information about HIV/AIDS to both the hearing and deaf populations. The segment is interpreted by Lindsey Weigand from Deaf Community Advocacy Network, one of the sponsors of the event.

Street Beat: SEMHACStreet Beat: SEMHAC

Then Kenya Lowe of Facundo Element and Todd Morrison of Michigan Deaf Association explain the importance of accurate American Sign Language interpreting.  Lindsey Weigand and Millie Hursin from the Michigan Deaf Association provide the ASL interpretation.

Street Beat: Sign Language Interpreting IssuesStreet Beat: Sign Language Interpreting Issues

Next, New Gateway’s Executive Director Lynn Maginity and Vice President Sheila Render discuss the importance of activities and therapies for mentally and physically challenged adults.

Street Beat: New GatewaysStreet Beat: New Gateways

Finally, Arlene Gorelick, President of the  Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, talks about this neurological condition and the impact it has on those who have it.

Street Beat: Epilepsy Foundation of MichiganStreet Beat: Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

Tune in to Street Beat Sundays at 12:30 p.m. on CW50.

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