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2014-02-28 23:04:12

Each day Progressive Community Services advocates for the rights and meaningful involvement of individuals with disabilities in the local community. The month of March is designated as Developmental Disabilities Awareness month so that the entire nation can recognize the children and adults who are striving to become a greater part of their community through employment, volunteering, education and social activities. St. Joseph, MO (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Twenty-seven years ago President...

2014-02-28 08:23:45

Senators Warren, Hatch Introduce Technology, Education and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act BALTIMORE and WASHINGTON , Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, applauds Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) for yesterday introducing the Technology, Education and Accessibility in College and Higher Education (TEACH) Act (S. 2060). The TEACH...

2014-02-13 16:24:05

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With fully 70% of working age Americans with disabilities outside the workforce, BMX bike legend and host of MTV's The Challenge, TJ Lavin, is starring in a new public service ad where he says, "whether it is me, you, or someone who just wants to work -- we all should have the same opportunity to achieve the American dream." Lavin knows how a disability can potentially change a person's life. In October of 2010, extreme sport champion TJ...

2013-10-31 08:34:39

. @UnitedSpinal & @Vets_First to Host Webinars: Housing for Disabled #Vets & Non-Service Disability Pension Benefits http://ow.ly/qkgYm NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's program VetsFirst, will host two free webinars in November on accessible housing for disabled vets and non-service connected disability pension benefits provided by the VA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) The first webinar...

2013-10-07 16:21:53

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- California currently ranks last in the nation for employing people with disabilities. Despite the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, more than two-thirds of Americans with disabilities are still not in the labor market. Sarah Triano, Executive Officer of the California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, knows firsthand what it takes to open workforce doors for people with disabilities. During a...

2013-10-03 16:20:21

DALLAS, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) shows its continued dedication to its Employees through its recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Throughout the month of October, the airline will celebrate the 2013 NDEAM theme, "Because We Are EQUAL to the Task." "Southwest Airlines is proud to celebrate our talented Employees during National Disability Employment Awareness Month," said Ellen Torbert, Southwest Airlines' Vice...

2013-10-03 12:25:18

Equip for Equality Files Suit to Address Discriminatory Termination CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Equip for Equality filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Paddle Wheel Inn for its discriminatory termination of Donna Colvin, an employee with disabilities who needed to use oxygen in the workplace. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court in the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division. Ms. Colvin was a front desk clerk at...

2013-09-10 12:28:18

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Although school just started for the 499,275 California students enrolled in grade 12, as projected by the California Department of Education, graduation isn't that far off and questions of "what's next" loom in the background. Leaving high school may translate into enrolling in college or considering employment options or exploring new cities and cultures. To make informed decisions, students first must understand their options and,...

2013-08-29 12:26:16

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability - an independent federal agency that advises the President and Congress on policy matters affecting the lives of Americans with disabilities - welcomes the issuance of the final Section 503 rule by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP). NCD applauds the leadership of Secretary Tom Perez, OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu, and other members of President Obama's...

2013-08-27 23:29:36

Scheidt & Bachmann’s PKA30-BF barrier-free automatic pay station exemplifies the latest step the parking industry is taking to provide technology equipment that is compliant with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) guidelines, accommodates users of different accessibility and saves parking operators and owners long-term equipment costs. Burlington, MA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 One vital, but sometimes overlooked, factor that parking operators and owners need to consider when...