SVILC Is Experiencing Moving Difficulties

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SVILC Reports Technical Difficulties With Their Move To New Offices!

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) reported problems with their move to new offices, and their website has not posted another update about the move.  I’m sharing this in case the move still isn’t completed (as of 5/30/17).

SVILC has partially moved into our new offices at 25 N. 14th Street in San Jose.  A fire alarm signaling glitch has kept us from obtaining full occupancy of Suite 1000, so we are temporarily housed with limited services on the 4th Floor the week of May 22 – 26.
Their Gilroy branch office is fully operational, however!
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3+1 Things you can do to be safer online

This is a short version of an article by Richard Krebs, from his web site (click here).  I have shortened this list to make it as easier to read and apply to our own computing environment.  I’ve also added in one more rule which is why this post has “3+1” in the title.

About Brian Krebs

Brian Krebs (born 1972 in Alabama) is an American journalist and investigative reporter. He is best known for his coverage of profit-seeking cybercriminals. His interest grew after a computer worm locked him out of his own computer in 2001. Brian has received awards such as “the 2010 Security Bloggers Network, “Best Non-Technical Security Blog” for his easy to understand articles.

Rule #1 If you didn’t go looking for it, don’t install it!

A great many online threats rely on tricking the user into taking some action — whether it be clicking an email link or attachment, or installing a custom browser plugin or application. Only click on links from sources that your are certain of. Beware of email that appears to come from a site where you need a password to enter as these are often veiled attempts to steal your password.
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13th Annual Disability Coalition Action Day

Red logo with white drawing of 3 stick people above the text "Disability Action CoalitionSave the Date!

When: Tuesday June 13th DACD Where: Cesar E Chavez Plaza in Sacramento, CA

About:   Disability Capitol Action Day (DCAD) is one of the nation’s largest and most diverse yearly day of cross disability and unity. Thousands of people with disabilities and their allies came together to celebrate coalition at the State Capitol. People come together in unity for our day at the Capitol. Participants will have the chance to honor the champions of the disability rights movement and motivate our future leaders with disabilities.

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Wish Warriors Coach Steve Kerr a Quick Recovery

Dear Patterson Network Project Subscribers,

If you haven’t heard, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr recently had spinal cord surgery to repair a problem that caused spinal cord fluid to leak into the surrounding tissue. His spinal cord was injured during a prior surgery to fix a ruptured disk before the 2015-2016 NBA season began. After the 2015 surgery, he continued to suffer debilitating pain including migraine headaches.

In the week starting May 1, Steve underwent surgery to repair a hole in the dura (the membrane surrounding the spinal cord) to stop it from leaking. He still isn’t able to return to work and I’d like to get the help of everyone who receives this email.

Please click here to open a “get well soon” page on and please take a moment to add your name and get well wishes. My goal is to get as many signatures as possible before the game tomorrow (May 16) at 6 PM.

You can help by forwarding this message to others.

Thank you,

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ReWalk Exoskeleton Study Launches; Bay Area Participants Needed

ReWalk Robotics is a medical device company that is designing, developing and commercializing exoskeletons allowing wheelchair-bound individuals to stand and walk once again.
ReWalk Robotics recently launched a multicenter clinical study in the U.S., with one site located in the Bay Area. The ReWalk exoskeleton device was cleared by the FDA in 2014 for people with spinal cord injury (T7-L5).

This post-market clinical study seeks to collect additional information on training with the device, as well as Quality of Life data when the device is used in the rehab setting, at home, and in the community.

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