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2010-10-28 08:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has warned National Public Radio (NPR) that a remark made by NPR's CEO in the firing of senior correspondent Juan Williams may violate the letter or spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) In this week's NAMI Blog, NAMI Executive Director Michael Fitzpatrick...

2010-10-26 08:30:00

No One Ever Suggested that Presidents Lincoln and Roosevelt Should Have Been Denied the Right to Vote. ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) declared today that Kansas voters will demonstrate national leadership if they "Vote Yes on 2!" in the referendum on a constitutional amendment on Election Day, Nov 2. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO)...

2010-10-20 08:19:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Council on Disability (NCD) Chairman Jonathan Young announced today that Aaron Bishop of Washington, DC, will become NCD's new Executive Director on November 15. NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal officials and entities on all policies, programs, practices and procedures affecting people with disabilities. NCD's mission is to further the goals enshrined in the...

2010-10-18 14:29:00

Nation's largest job shadow program promotes career development for youth, students, and jobseekers with disabilities. WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud to honor October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month with its annual Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) program. DMD is the nation's largest job-shadow and career exploration program for students and job seekers with disabilities...

2010-10-13 09:33:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A lawsuit filed today in federal court for the Southern District of New York alleges that the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) discriminate against people who use wheelchairs, the elderly, and anyone else living with a mobility impairment. The class action suit is brought by United Spinal Association, whose members live with physical disabilities due to spinal cord injuries and disorders. It...

2010-10-08 14:56:00

New Law Makes Technology More Usable for Americans with Vision Loss and other Disabilities WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, joined by disability-rights advocates and tech industry representatives, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. The legislation requires smart phones, television programs and other modern communications technologies to be accessible to people with vision or hearing loss. "This law is...

2010-10-05 07:45:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey sponsored by Kessler Foundation and National Organization on Disability (NOD) finds that although corporations recognize that hiring employees with disabilities is important, most are hiring very few of these job seekers and few are proactively making efforts to improve the employment environment. These results, from the Kessler Foundation/National Organization on Disability 2010 Survey of Employment of Americans with Disabilities conducted by...

2010-09-29 12:56:00

AAPD Applauds U.S. Congress for Passing New Accessibility Law for People with Disabilities WASHINGTON Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) commends the U.S. Congress for passage of the "Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act." On September 28, the bill cleared its final legislative hurdle by passing the House and is expected to go soon to President Obama for signature. "This legislation is a victory for...

2010-09-02 14:26:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the National Council on Disability's newsletter for September 2010: NCD Celebrates ADA 20th Anniversary with Disability Policy Summit NCD celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with its partners by convening the first-ever National Disability Policy Summit July 25-28 in Washington, DC. A high-energy, diverse group of more than 500 people from U.S. Territories, tribal entities, 48 states,...

2010-08-17 16:52:00

Claim that the MTA's June 27th Service Cuts Violate Americans With Disabilities Act and Disproportionately Impact Mobility-Impaired New Yorkers BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, plaintiffs RueZalia Watkins, Anthony Trocchia, and Clara Reiss, all people who are unable to travel long distances on their own or make use of the subway system because of their mobility impairments, along with Disabled In Action of Metropolitan New York and The Brooklyn Center for the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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