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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...

2011-09-16 07:00:00

The Isle of Capri Casinos Pompano Park has been served with a lawsuit for allegedly failing to adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines along with discrimination against a visually impaired and legally blind, Philip Juarez, a Palm Beach County resident. Palm Beach Gardens, FL (PRWEB) September 16, 2011 The Isle of Capri Casinos Pompano Park has been served with a lawsuit for allegedly failing to adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines along with...

2011-08-05 15:13:00

July Stats Show Year-Over-Year Increase in Unemployment for Americans with Disabilities WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the unemployment rate for Americans without disabilities dipped slightly in July, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) decried the disproportionately high unemployment rate for people with disabilities and its increase since July 2010. "A 16.8 percent unemployment rate is unacceptable," says Mark Perriello, President and...

2011-07-21 09:00:00

NEW YORK, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association recognizes the importance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the landmark civil rights law that protects wheelchair users and other people with disabilities from discrimination, which celebrates its 21st anniversary on July 26th. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO) The ADA levels the playing field for all people with disabilities so they can pursue their rights under the...

2011-07-19 11:14:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This day marks the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities in public accommodations, commercial facilities, employment, transportation, state and local government services and telecommunications. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) Population Distribution 36 million Number of people who have a disability. They...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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