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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...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association will present the 2nd Annual Disability Leadership and Policy Summit on April 21st in Philadelphia, focusing on employment as the gateway to empowerment and independence. The Summit, co-hosted by Temple University, will feature a panel of national leading experts discussing programs and policies that will lead to new employment opportunities for people with disabilities and veterans. A variety of exhibitors will...

2011-04-02 00:00:28

The new guide incorporates recent changes in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules as they apply to small businesses, say experts at TrackSmart.com Sunrise, Fl (Vocus/PRWEB) April 01, 2011 According to the small business employee attendance experts at TrackSmart.com, small business managers and owners now have a new guide to help them understand the often complex ADA rules as they apply to small businesses. The new guide, called the ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business, describes...

2011-03-31 11:55:00

University of Pittsburgh Researchers, Consumers, Clinicians, and Policymakers Focus on New Approaches that Advance Independent Living for People with Disabilities WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is pleased to announce it will sponsor the first telerehabilitation conference to be held in Washington, D.C., on April 1. The one day policy conference will educate, generate advocacy for and disseminate knowledge...

2011-03-11 00:00:29

Multiple Sessions Address Changing Regulations and Best Practices Nashua, NH (PRWEB) March 10, 2011 HiSoftware Inc., a leading provider of Web content and social computing compliance software, has been selected to present two sessions at CSUN 2011: The 26th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, March 14 "“ 19, 2011 in San Diego, California. HiSoftware was chosen to present on multiple topics at the conference. The first session, entitled,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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