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2014-08-31 23:03:47

On August 22, 2014, Not Dead Yet submitted a Disability Rights friend-of-the-court brief in support of the New Mexico Attorney General’s appeal seeking to overturn a district court ruling that the New Mexico constitution contains a right to assisted suicide (Morris v. King, Case No. 33,630, Court of Appeals of the State of New Mexico). Six other national disability rights organizations joined in the brief: ADAPT, the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Autistic Self...

2014-08-30 08:21:04

Expo to also feature Assistive Tech, Adaptive Vehicles, CEU Training, Sports, Dancing and Latest Products for People with Disabilities BOSTON, Aug. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate the upcoming 25(th) anniversary of the historic passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA25), the long-anticipated ADA Legacy Tour will make a stop at Abilities Expo Boston on September 5-7, 2014 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C. Admission is free and Expo hours...

2014-08-30 08:20:46

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Canada and JYSK have again joined forces to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics programs across Canada. From August 30 to September 30, 2014, JYSK customers will be able to make in-store donations during this year's Champions Start at Home campaign. Now in their 10(th) year of support, JYSK will promote the importance of Special Olympics programs for individuals with an intellectual disability in communities throughout Canada....

2014-08-29 23:05:44

InventHelp, based in Pittsburgh and founded in 1984, is submitting the In Sole Orthotic to companies for their review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 As a chiropractic physician and medical doctor an inventor from Cooper City, Fla., understands that there’s a direct connection between the condition of the feet and pain in the knees, hips and back. "Since conventional shoe inserts and orthotics weren’t satisfying my patients, I decided to design a solution of my own,"...

2014-08-28 23:05:15

Stratus Video Interpreting has once again been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of America’s top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. Stratus officials attribute to the acknowledgement to the company’s advanced video remote interpreting (VRI) technology that reduces interpreting costs by as much as 80%, presenting an economic boon and efficient alternative or adjunct to either face-to-face or over-the-phone (OPI) interpreting. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Video Remote...

2014-08-27 23:04:38

Fourroux Prosthetics, Inc. welcomes Will Holbrook, CP and Josh McNeill, CP, two well respected Certified Practitioners. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Will Holbrook, CP LP, has joined Fourroux Prosthetics, headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. Will has over 15 years of experience in the prosthetics field. He graduated from Berry College in Rome, Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. He received his graduate degree in prosthetics at...

2014-08-27 23:01:56

Darras’ Inclusion Marks the 10th Year on this Exclusive List Ontario, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Founding Partner of DarrasLaw, Frank N. Darras has been selected for inclusion in its 2015 The Best Lawyers in America, 21st Edition for his unparalleled work in the practice areas of Health Care Law (Disability) and Insurance Law. This is the 10th year in a row Darras makes the exclusive list. Selection for Best Lawyers in America is based upon an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey...

2014-08-26 23:14:37

Heard & Smith, a national disability law firm that concentrates on the disabled and the injured, is applauding a new Los Angeles Times article published on July 28, 2014, in which reporter Michael Hiltzik calls upon Congress to take urgent action to shore up the shrinking Disability Trust Fund, which is used to pay Social Security Disability benefits to qualifying American workers and their dependents. San Antontio, TX (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Heard & Smith, a national disability...

2014-08-26 23:14:33

The Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine has published an important new article on skin disorders as a disabling condition in order to mark National Psoriasis Awareness Month, which occurs every August nationwide. San Antonio. TX (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine has published an important new article on skin disorders as a disabling condition in order to mark National Psoriasis Awareness Month, which occurs every August...

2014-08-26 23:03:48

The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Citizens Bank Park to promote the importance of children living a healthy and active lifestyle. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Citizens Bank Park to promote the importance of...


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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
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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