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With Barry Simon on Services Helping People with Disabilities
Posted Jan 15, 2018
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People with disabilities would often find themselves at dead ends when seeking employment or accessing resources. Eric Clemons’ guest is President & CEO of Oak Hill, Barry Simon to discuss new assistive technologies and services now available.
Hosted by: Eric ClemonsProduced by: Western New England Newsmakers Team
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Visit American Foundation for the Blind at www.AFB.org.