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2012-03-20 02:25:30

CHICAGO, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations originally announced in 2010 officially took effect on March 15. Property owners across the country will now be required to meet these expanded regulations for renovation or construction projects, or risk ADA compliance lawsuits. To help owners and operators avoid the potentially millions of dollars in legal fees and civil penalties, the Jones Lang LaSalle Project and Development Services group,...

2012-03-16 09:05:27

CHICAGO, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CourseAvenue announced the winners of the 2(nd) Annual Accessible eLearning Leadership Awards. These awards recognize those organizations that are producing true accessible e-Learning courses - courses that serve both learners who use assistive technologies and those who do not, without the need to create multiple versions of each course. Awards were given in Government, Commercial and Not-for-Profit categories. These industry leaders have...

2012-02-14 13:09:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is pleased to announce Mark Barlet and Amber Smock as the winners of the prestigious 2012 Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award. Barlet, of Harper's Ferry, WV and Smock, of Chicago, IL will be presented with their awards, which are given to emerging leaders within the national cross-disability community, at the 2012 AAPD Leadership Gala, an awards ceremony and dinner, on March 21, 2012 at the...

2011-12-16 08:00:00

On March 25, 2012, all bath bench seats must comply with the new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) design requirements. In an effort to meet and exceed this new requirement, Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, recently teamed up with Access Able, a manufacturer of products to assist the disabled, to offer the only bathtub benches currently on the market that comply with the new ADA standards. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) December 16, 2011...

2011-12-16 15:45:00

Re: Livery bill (A.8496/S.5825) NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter is being released today by the Taxis For All Campaign: Dear Governor Cuomo: Thank you and your team for your thoughtful decision-making process, and we hope, dedication to ensuring that wheelchair and scooter users in New York City will be able to use and enjoy the services provided by the yellow taxi and livery industry, just like other New Yorkers and visitors. For 15 years,...

2011-12-01 17:55:00

BLUFFDALE, Utah, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Listen Technologies announces a simple-to-use mobile program for the Americans with Disabilities Act Assistive Listening Standards. The ADA Compliance Assistive Listening Calculator is a complete tool-set for understanding and calculating your facility requirements to meet the 2010 ADA STANDARDS FOR ACCESSIBLE DESIGN. (Photo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111201/CG15967</font>) Complete with...

2011-11-01 06:00:00

New Report Offers Solutions for Improving Equality and Increasing Savings WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, November 1, the National Council on Disability (NCD) will release National Disability Policy: A Progress Report detailing Federal disability policy. NCD is a small, independent federal agency comprised of 15 Presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed Council Members and a small staff, who advise the President, Congress and other Federal agencies on...

2011-10-05 22:16:47

Two decades after the Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect, people with disabilities continue to face difficulties meeting major social needs, including obtaining appropriate access to health care facilities and services. In an article in the October issue of Health Affairs, Lisa Iezzoni, MD, director of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital, analyzes available information on disparities affecting people with disabilities and highlights barriers...

2011-10-05 11:19:00

Independent Federal Agency Welcomes Matan Aryeh Koch WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) -- an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and other federal agencies on the policies and programs that affect the lives of people with disabilities -- is honored to welcome Matan Aryeh Koch to its Board. On July 5, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Litigation Associate Matan A. Koch to the...

2011-10-04 11:47:00

Independent Federal Agency Releases New Report; Hosts 'Virtual Job Fair' October 4 WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) releases a new report titled, "The Power of Digital Inclusion: Technology's Impact on Employment and Opportunities for People with Disabilities" Tuesday, October 4 in observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. NCD acknowledges and is grateful for the work of principal investigator James D. White,...