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2011-01-05 15:31:00

National Federation of the Blind Applauds Ruling BALTIMORE, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, today applauded a federal appellate court ruling affirming the right of a blind California woman to use screen access technology to take professional examinations required for her to receive a license to practice law. The ruling, handed down yesterday by a unanimous three-judge panel...

2010-12-16 11:15:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, National Industries for the Blind (NIB) called for websites and information services to become more accessible to people who are blind, noting this will broaden employment opportunities for a community that experiences 70 percent unemployment nationwide. Thomas Panek, Vice President of Relationship Management at NIB and a person who is blind, offered expert testimony at a public hearing convened by the Department of Justice in...

2010-12-14 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- While participating in this year's Interagency Disability Educational Awareness Showcase (IDEAS) conference, CourseAvenue today announced the winners of the 2010 Accessible eLearning Leadership Awards. These awards recognize those organizations that are producing accessible eLearning courses -- eLearning courses that serve both those learners who use assistive technologies and those who do not, without the need to create multiple versions of each...

2010-12-04 00:00:37

A recent joint ADA publication between the US Department of Justice and the US Department of Health and Human Services has motivated many small medical businesses to modify their facilities to take advantage of thousands of dollars in tax credit for ADA-related improvements. Martin Innovations, a Raleigh-based manufacturer of the bariatric patient transfer system "The Chair-A-Table", offers a special guarantee to companies seeking to become ADA compliant. Wendell, NC (PRWEB) December 2, 2010...

2010-11-23 07:15:00

BEDMINSTER, N.J., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GettingHired.com, the nation's largest disability employment portal, announced the signings of 25 additional national employers including General Dynamics, Harris Corporation, Raytheon, Hyundai Kia America, John Deere, MassMutual, National Grid and Zurich North America. GettingHired.com's Employer partners are seeking qualified workers and they are committed to considering people with disabilities for all of their open positions....

2010-11-10 13:47:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) is proud to observe this Veterans Day (November 11) with a salute to all of our brave Veterans and a tribute to those who have given their lives so that America remains free. According to NCD Chairman Jonathan Young, "We can pay no greater tribute to those who serve our country than by remembering what they sacrifice each and every day to ensure freedom in the United States and throughout the...

2010-11-09 08:43:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A lawsuit filed today in federal court for the Eastern District of New York alleges that the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) discriminates against people who use wheelchairs by contracting with and licensing "group ride" van services that provide public transportation only for able bodied passengers. The suit is brought by United Spinal Association, whose members live with physical disabilities due to spinal cord...

2010-10-28 08:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has warned National Public Radio (NPR) that a remark made by NPR's CEO in the firing of senior correspondent Juan Williams may violate the letter or spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) In this week's NAMI Blog, NAMI Executive Director Michael Fitzpatrick...

2010-10-26 08:30:00

No One Ever Suggested that Presidents Lincoln and Roosevelt Should Have Been Denied the Right to Vote. ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) declared today that Kansas voters will demonstrate national leadership if they "Vote Yes on 2!" in the referendum on a constitutional amendment on Election Day, Nov 2. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO)...

2010-10-20 08:19:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Council on Disability (NCD) Chairman Jonathan Young announced today that Aaron Bishop of Washington, DC, will become NCD's new Executive Director on November 15. NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal officials and entities on all policies, programs, practices and procedures affecting people with disabilities. NCD's mission is to further the goals enshrined in the...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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