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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....

2014-05-27 23:10:50

National disability law firm Heard & Smith is commenting on the recent Federal Court ruling Whittaker v. America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (No. 1:13CV108), which could impact thousands of people who are in the process of, or will in the future, apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits on the grounds that they are disabled due to obesity. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 National disability law firm Heard & Smith is commenting on the recent Federal Court ruling Whittaker v....

2014-05-20 23:09:40

Boyd Sign Systems has joined the elite ranks as Preferred Fabricator of Novacryl®, the world’s leading line of high-quality photopolymer ADA signage supplied by Nova Polymers. Novacryl® combines environmentally responsible products with design options creating attractive wayfinding signage often considered artwork. Fairfield, NJ (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Boyd Sign Systems, leading manufacturer of ADA-compliant architectural illuminated and non-illuminated sign systems, has joined...

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...


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