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2014-04-23 12:21:28

SILC Council Members Highlight Transportation Obstacles for Individuals Living with Blindness SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting from "here to there" can be challenging and require patience from most everyone. But for people with blindness or visual impairment, overcoming mobility challenges often takes more than just patience - it takes planning, flexibility and, at times, courage - particularly given the public's lack of awareness and compliance with safety...

2014-04-22 12:26:54

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, April 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that video relay service will be made available in Canada for users of American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ). When it launches, the service will facilitate conversations between people who are Deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired and other Canadians, and vice versa. Video relay service is a telecommunications service that...

2014-04-17 23:07:25

Saturday, April 19th,101 Mobility San Antonio will be at the San Antonio Independent Living Services Fiesta Resource Fair. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 What: 101 Mobility San Antonio is participating in the annual San Antonio Independent Living Resources (SAILS) fair. 101 Mobility, a local retailer, installer, and maintenance provider for wheelchair ramps, stair lifts, auto lifts, patient lifts, and wheelchair lifts, will have a fun fiesta themed wheelchair decorating booth at...

2014-04-16 23:00:55

101 Mobility North Georgia will have a booth at Roswell’s monthly street fair throughout the spring and summer. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 WHAT: On the third Thursday of each month 101 Mobility North Georgia will be featuring product demonstrations at Roswell, Georgia’s Alive After 5 street fair. 101 Mobility is a local resource for mobility solutions including stair lifts, wheelchair ramps, auto lifts, patient lifts, wheelchair platform lifts, and rental products....

2014-04-10 23:00:48

Gordon and Jennifer Raney opened their third 101 Mobility franchise location in Little Rock, AR. Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Gordon and Jennifer Raney, owners and operators of 101 Mobility, bring years of experience in selling and installing all types of medical and mobility equipment through their successful Dallas/Ft Worth and Tulsa franchise locations. Both Gordon and Jennifer have frequently spoken at conferences and written articles on the subject of addressing individual...

2014-04-08 23:22:28

New North Georgia business serves a special customer symbolic of their commitment to customer care. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 101 Mobility, a national franchise and leading provider of mobility solutions, announces that its North Georgia franchise has just served their 101st customer. “As a new business, we are pleased to have reached this celebratory goal,” said Garol Orr, co-owner of 101 Mobility North Georgia. “This milestone validates that clients across North Georgia...

2014-04-04 23:34:15

AP to demonstrate new ENPS automated transcription and translation capability at the 2014 NAB Show. McLean, VA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The Associated Press (AP) and Applications Technology (AppTek), LLC today announced the integration of AppTek’s Omnifluent Media and Translate products with the AP ENPS multiplatform news production system. By merging AppTek’s automatic speech recognition (ASR) and hybrid machine translation (HMT) software with AP’s news production system, users of AP...

2014-04-01 08:28:30

MILWAUKEE, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Numotion announces its acquisition of the Mobility Division of Accessibility Home Medical and Rehab, a provider of mobility, respiratory and durable medical equipment in southeastern Wisconsin. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140106/CG40900LOGO "The sale of our Mobility business will allow us to focus on the DME and Respiratory product line, in addition to our affiliated company, Access Elevator," said Jon Tevz, owner of Accessibility....

2014-03-31 12:29:44

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Managing the daily challenges of life can be stressful and overwhelming. And for approximately 4.8 million people living with disabilities in California, many of those challenges impact the entire family as well. For example, if a family cannot find accessible, affordable housing, they may end up living in a shelter or on the streets. Helping families with a plan to achieve residential stability is just one of the services provided by...

2014-03-26 23:30:13

The Town of Oakville and Vubiz launch an online training course for employees. Los Angeles,CA Toronto,ON (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 The Town of Oakville and Vubiz jointly announce a customized IASR (Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation) online training course for the town’s employees. With this convenient delivery of the online training, Oakville was able to meet the Ontario Government’s mandatory accessibility training requirements.     “The mandatory...


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2010-09-23 19:56:17

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. It was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. The Braille characters are made up of six dot positions arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Including a subset when dots are not raised, there are sixty-four possible subsets. The positions on the grid are number 1-3 from top to bottom, on the left, and 4-6 from top to bottom on the right. Horizontal Braille text is...

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