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2015-03-04 08:26:54

David Vobora, Founder/President of the Adaptive Training Foundation (ATF) launches campaign to support the rehabilitation of wounded warriors and disabled athletes. DALLAS,

2015-03-03 08:36:42

A video involving Hear the World celebrity ambassadors appeals to young people to protect their hearing STAEFA, Switzerland, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- "Make Listening Safe" - with this

2015-03-03 08:34:11

PHILADELPHIA, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier's DirectCourse online curricula provides states and agencies with tools for implementing competency-based training

2015-03-02 23:08:24

ProvidaStaff, a leader in delivering healthcare services to school systems and healthcare facilities nationwide, has announced a new name change for its educational healthcare division to EDU

2015-03-02 23:01:52

To meet the needs of young patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) and hearing loss, a growing number of healthcare providers are relying on Stratus video remote interpreting (VRI) services

2015-03-02 23:01:25

Atlanta social security disability lawyer selected to 12th annual list of Legal Elite published by top business magazine, Georgia Trend. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB)

2015-03-02 16:28:28

World's best para-alpine skiers to compete at Panorama, B.C.

2015-02-27 23:09:09

Through the Looking Glass announces college scholarships for students who have a parent with a disability.

2015-02-27 20:21:50

Winning Businesses to Be Honored at March 19 Recognition Event ORLANDO, Fla., Feb.

2015-02-27 08:33:15

Searching for the new face of fashion and beauty who just happens to have a disability SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla., Feb.


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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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Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.