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2014-09-18 23:14:22

SyncWords announces new technological updates to automate and improve the closed captioning process. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 SyncWords, a new tool to help automate captioning and subtitling, is making video and audio content more accessible to underserved populations, such as deaf and hard-of-hearing communities and non-native English speakers. As educational and current event related materials are delivered increasingly in video format, particularly in the digital realm,...

2014-09-15 23:01:45

Many musicians depend on more than royalties for a paycheck, so when they are at home or on the road, disability insurance can protect their income should an injury or illness occur, says Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 According to Rolling Stone magazine, the ZZ Top has called off the remainder of their tour with Jeff Beck due to bassist Dusty Hill being injured. He unfortunately slipped and fell while on their tour bus and hurt his hip. (Rolling Stone, ZZ Top Cancel Tour...

2014-09-14 23:02:26

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties Joins NEW Academy Canoga Park to Kick-Off an Innovative, Inclusive Reading Experience for Students Reading Best-Selling Novel "Out of My Mind" Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) has aligned with NEW Academy Canoga Park (NACP) to create an inclusive, true-to-life, school-wide literary experience for students reading...

2014-09-11 23:13:21

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties Joins New Academy Canoga Park to Kick-Off an Innovative, Inclusive Reading Experience for Students Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 WHAT: United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) aligns with New Academy Canoga Park (NACP) to create an inclusive, true-to-life school-wide literary experience for students reading Susan Draper’s best-selling novel "Out of My...

2014-09-09 12:28:42

SEATTLE, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hearing Speech and Deafness Center (HSDC) today announced the appointment of a respected leader in the field of speech and hearing sciences, Lindsay Klarman as executive director. In her role, Klarman will be responsible for furthering the non-profit's mission of ensuring a future which hearing status and speech challenges do not impact one's ability to communicate or reach life goals. Klarman, selected as part of a national search, brings...

2014-09-09 08:41:21

-SaaS Startup Spawns Innovation, Alleviates Communication Roadblocks for Organizations of All Sizes, Worldwide- SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a new online platform with a mission to spur innovation and promote employee engagement. SpeakUp (getspeakup.com) today announced the public release of their business software, designed to enable companies to "employee-source" problem solving and idea creation....

2014-09-08 23:09:01

National non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports' annual Adventure Team Challenge in Colorado's remote Gore Range September 12-14 will bring together teams of disabled and able-bodied athletes for an inspiring three-stage outdoor adventure race. Eagle, Colorado (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 The annual Adventure Team Challenge from national non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports brings together teams of disabled and able-bodied athletes for a three-stage outdoor adventure race in Colorado’s...

2014-09-08 12:26:33

Note to media: Broadcast-quality B-roll is available at SendtoNews.com. MONTREAL, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to announce that five--time Paralympian Chantal Petitclerc (Montreal, Que.) has been named Team Canada's Chef de Mission for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, marking exactly two years to go until competition begins in Rio. Petitclerc competed at five Paralympic Games in wheelchair racing (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and Beijing),...

2014-09-05 08:21:41

Innovative Helmets, Neck, Knee Braces on Display CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leatt Corporation (OTCQB: LEAT), a global developer, marketer and distributor of personal protective equipment for all forms of sports, including extreme motor sports, and whose products include the flagship Leatt-Brace®, announced today that it has launched its new 2015 line of protective gear, including new products designed specifically for bicycling, at the 2014 Eurobike Show...

2014-09-04 23:07:25

Tactalis, creators of the award-winning Origin Tactile Computer Interface, have recently launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to begin pre-order sales for products with their patent-pending ‘tactile touchscreen’ technology. http://www.igg.me/at/tactalis Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 The Tactalis Origin Tactile Interface Platform is an innovative new form of tablet computer with haptic feedback that lets users touch and feel physical representations of features and...


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2010-09-23 19:56:17

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. It was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. The Braille characters are made up of six dot positions arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Including a subset when dots are not raised, there are sixty-four possible subsets. The positions on the grid are number 1-3 from top to bottom, on the left, and 4-6 from top to bottom on the right. Horizontal Braille text is...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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