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2014-07-22 16:27:26

Expo to Also Feature Assistive Tech, Adaptive Vehicles, CEU Training, Sports, Dancing and Latest Products for People with Disabilities HOUSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate the upcoming 25(th) anniversary of the historic passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA25), the long-anticipated ADA Legacy Tour will kick off at Abilities Expo Houston on July 25, 2014 at NRG Center (formerly Reliant Center), Hall E. Media will arrive between 11:00 and 11:15 am for the...

2014-07-18 12:23:28

Expo to also feature Assistive Tech, Adaptive Vehicles, Sports, Dancing and Latest Products for People with Disabilities HOUSTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate the upcoming 25(th) anniversary of the historic passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA25), the long-anticipated ADA Legacy Tour will kick off at Abilities Expo Houston on July 25, 2014 at NRG Center (formerly Reliant Center), Hall E. Media will arrive between 11:00 and 11:15 am for the 11:30 am...

2014-07-16 20:23:30

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you listen carefully, you'll hear individuals, businesses and communities in Northern California joining together and embracing diversity as a tribute to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Disability Awareness Day. On July 19, hundreds of individuals and the Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in Northern California will participate in the 5(th) Annual West Coast Disability Pride Parade & Festival (Parade &...

2014-07-11 08:25:08

NEW YORK, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association today praised the bipartisan passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) by the U.S. House of Representatives, considered by many to be the most important disability legislation since the groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO With a vote of 415-6 on July 9(th )this past Wednesday, the U.S House of...

2014-07-07 23:00:19

At its just concluded national convention, the NFB adopted a resolution urging the Obama administration to issue regulations requiring websites that are public accommodations to be accessible to the blind. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal access to the Internet for blind people, today announced that it has unanimously adopted a resolution at its national convention urging the Obama administration...

2014-07-02 16:24:31

HARTFORD, Conn., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 130 people with mental illnesses currently housed in two nursing homes in Connecticut will be able to live in community residences and receive appropriate support services under a settlement approved today by a federal judge. Approval of the agreement was obtained by the Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA), supported by the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and...

2014-06-26 08:29:12

NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association and advocates from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), gathered in Washington, D.C. on June 22-25 for Roll on Capitol Hill to shape policies that impact the health, independence and quality of life of people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO Roll on Capitol Hill (ROCH) is United Spinal's signature...

2014-06-18 08:21:58

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association today urged the DC Taxi Commission and the DC City Council to more effectively address wheelchair access to taxis and other public transportation in our Nation's capital--vital to the quality of life of people with disabilities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO On June 12, the DC Taxi Commission and Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) reached a deal that could amount...

2014-06-10 12:31:38

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen years ago, the Supreme Court called upon the Americans with Disabilities Act as the basis for the Olmstead Decision, declaring that segregating people with disabilities in institutions is discrimination and against the law. Every day, Independent Living Centers (ILCs), like Dayle McIntosh Center (DMC) and the Central Coast Center for Independent Living (CCCIL), champion Olmstead by providing programs, services and resources...

2014-06-05 08:29:50

NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's program, VetsFirst, is urging the United States Senate to move forward with ratification of the Disabilities Treaty following the United States Supreme Court's unanimous judgment in Bond v. United States confirming that the case is not an obstacle to ratifying the treaty -- a United Nations' human rights treaty that promotes the ideals of the Americans with Disabilities Act around the world....


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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