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2013-03-06 16:26:20

ACCSES Opposes H.R. 831; Will Especially Impact Those with the Most Significant Disabilities WASHINGTON, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ACCSES, the voice of more than 1,200 disability service providers across the nation, strongly opposes proposed legislation in H.R. 831, The Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2013, introduced by Congressman Greg Harper (R. MS). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130306/CG72425) H.R. 831 would phase out and eventually...

2013-01-23 10:23:29

Forging public and private partnerships that encourage broadband access for people with disabilities may help bridge a technological divide that hinders them from reaching their potential, according to an international team of researchers. Besides connecting people who have disabilities with resources that may help them become more independent, equipping them with broadband technology can also benefit society and ease the financial burden on taxpayers, said Krishna Jayakar, associate...

2013-01-01 05:02:37

As one of the most unique pool lifts meeting the ADA standards, the Titan 600 Pool Lift from Aqua Creek offers a lot of the same great features as the other popular Aqua Creek lifts, but is designed to lift patrons up to 600 pounds. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has joined into a distribution agreement with Aqua Creek Products to offer their Titan 600 Pool Lift to a broader consumer...

2012-12-04 20:21:05

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association is extremely disappointed that the Senate failed today by a vote of 61-38 to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO ) "Opposition to ratification of the treaty is based on several extreme assertions by the far right, including that ratifying the CRPD would endanger U.S. sovereignty and that parents would lose their...

2012-11-30 08:25:07

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's program VetsFirst, has released the Disabled Veterans Employment Guide -- a new online resource that provides veterans with information to make educated and informed decisions regarding their academic and career future. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) The easy-to-navigate guide offers disabled veterans a variety of tools to realize their academic and career goals. It provides a...

2012-10-23 11:25:20

"Deinstitutionalization: Unfinished Business" Resources in Moving from Institutions to Independence WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --On Tuesday, October 23, the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, released its latest policy project --"Deinstitutionalization: Unfinished Business" -- which includes an online toolkit and companion paper to provide advocates and policymakers with the tools they need to facilitate closures of state-run...

2012-09-21 02:20:29

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association has joined with the Paralyzed Veterans of America to create the Disability Gas Coalition, a national and state level disability rights organization, dedicated to restore refueling assistance at the pump for people living with disabilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) 15 million drivers with disabilities in the United States are unable to easily access gas at 159,000 stations...

2012-09-07 14:21:42

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Census, one in five Americans has a disability, half of which are severe. There are currently more than 54 million Americans with disabilities, and among them are growing numbers of veterans, including one in every four returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over 42 million family caregivers provide informal supports to individuals with disabilities and seniors at home and in the community. Issues of...

2012-08-07 06:26:42

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's VetsFirst program played a key role in supporting the passage of legislation that improves access to service dogs, rehabilitation services, and adaptive housing for veterans with disabilities; signed into law by President Barack Obama on Monday, August 6, 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) The legislation, titled The Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune...

2012-08-07 06:26:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's senior vice president of Accessibility Services, Kleo King, was recently appointed to the U.S. Access Board Advisory Committee on Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment to ensure equipment critical to proper health evaluations is accessible to people living with disabilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) As part of the Advisory Committee, King and United Spinal will provide...