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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...

2011-06-21 08:00:00

BLUFFDALE, Utah, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Listen Technologies Corporation today announced the availability of four new assistive listening systems to meet the requirements of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards for accessible design. Compliant with today's Department of Justice Title III of the ADA for assistive listening systems, each of the Listen ADA systems provide all the necessary components to meet the new standards for the minimum number of...

2011-06-21 08:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TravelinWheels, LLC answers the question many people with disabilities face when traveling; "Will the places I want to go to be accessible to me?" By incorporating a searchable database that provides detailed accessibility information for lodging, restaurants, stores, transportation, attractions and tours, as well as information on medical services in the area, www.travelinwheels.com seeks to provide the details consumers with disabilities...

2011-06-18 00:01:07

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Plaintiffs Charge that Netflix Violates the Americans with Disabilities Act by Not Providing Equal Access to its "Watch Instantly" Streaming Content. An estimated 36 million Americans are deaf or hard of hearing. The deaf and hard of hearing community has repeatedly expressed concerns"”via letters, petitions, blogs, and social media"”to Netflix about its failure to provide equal access to "Watch Instantly." Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 16, 2011 The...

2011-06-16 08:00:00

CHICAGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking Consent Decree in Ligas v. Hamos, finalized in the federal district court in Chicago, will dramatically expand community living options for people with developmental disabilities, while assuring that those who choose to live in larger facilities may continue to do so. The Consent Decree gives individuals with developmental disabilities who currently live in large private, but state supported, facilities known as Intermediate Care...

2011-06-10 11:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 10, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of The Pregnancy Discrimination Act: A Guide for Plaintiff Employment Lawyers, a detailed examination of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the established and cutting-edge litigation issues arising under it, with practice pointers for plaintiffs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) Pregnancy...

2011-06-01 10:05:00

WASHINGTON, June 1, 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...

2011-05-25 09:23:00

NEW YORK, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association will present the 4th Annual Disability Leadership and Policy Summit on June 1st at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, focusing on protecting the rights to employment, transportation, and healthcare of people with disabilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO ) The Summit, co-hosted by Hofstra University's Rehabilitation Program, will feature a panel of national leading experts...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.