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2014-10-23 23:11:20

Colorado-based company 5280 Prosthetics has announced that they have released a new product to improve lives of amputees everywhere, the SmartPuck™. The industry's first smart prosthetic socket system will work with the user’s smart device to provide them with customized comfort and support. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Colorado Company 5280 Prosthetics understood that when it came to socket systems used by amputees, not much had changed in the last 20 years....

2014-10-23 23:10:48

Easter Seals Southern Georgia Board of Directors host a dinner to honor individuals. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Members of the Camilla Easter Seals Southern Georgia board of directors hosted an appreciation dinner at Debbie’s Main Street Restaurant in Camilla. The event honored staff, group home residents and community supporters of the organization. Executive Director, Beth English welcomed those attending and provided information on the economic impact of Easter Seals in Mitchell...

2014-10-22 23:04:14

Allsup outlines budget considerations for people getting SSDI benefits and VA disability compensation Belleville, IL (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and veterans disability benefits will see an increase of 1.7 percent in their monthly benefit in 2015, according to Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), veterans disability appeal and Medicare plan selection services. The increase is a...

2014-10-22 20:22:32

TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Wheelchair Basketball Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee congratulate legendary wheelchair basketball bench boss Tim Frick who today became the first Paralympic coach ever to be inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. The 2014 Induction Celebrations were presented by Canadian Tire at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ont. As head coach of the Canadian Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team from 1990 to 2009, Frick, of Pender Island,...

2014-10-22 16:26:48

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time since July 2008, the nation's unemployment rate dropped below 6 percent. While this is welcome news for many jobseekers, Californians with disabilities continue to encounter barriers to employment. Topping the list are employer bias and unreliable or non-existent transportation. California Independent Living Centers (ILCs), such as Resources for Independence Central Valley (RICV) and Disability Resource Agency for...

2014-10-21 23:13:38

The National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families at Through the Looking Glass announced the winners of its 2014 College Scholarships for Students of Parents with Disabilities. Scholarships have been awarded to the following students: Raven Bronson (hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL; attending University of Central Florida); Katherine Clark (Newtown, CT; University of New England); Rachel Ferguson (Pineland, TX; East Texas Baptist University); Maria Granados (Grand Prairie,...

2014-10-21 12:27:50

In the news release, "Three-time Paralympian Stephanie Dixon named Canada's Assistant Chef De Mission for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games", issued 21-Oct-2014 by Canadian Paralympic Committee over CNW, the company advises that the first paragraph, first sentence, should read "has been named Team Canada's Assistant Chef de Mission for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games" rather than "has been named Team Canada's Chef de Mission for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games". The...

2014-10-21 08:29:52

Note to media: Broadcast-quality B-roll is available at www.SendtoNews.com. High-resolution photos can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/lw544ow OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is pleased to announce that three-time Paralympic swimmer Stephanie Dixon (Brampton, Ont. now living in Whitehorse, Yukon) has been named Team Canada's Chef de Mission for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. Dixon competed at the Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and...

2014-10-19 23:01:04

Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems market is anticipated to spur with rising income levels and awareness about the invasive surgery procedures http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-orthopedic-braces-support-systems-8633548361.html (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 The Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems report defines and segments the concerned market in Asia with analysis and forecast of revenue. The Orthopedic braces and support systems market in Asia is estimated to...

2014-10-16 23:12:24

Billionaires start campaign to hire more people with Developmental Disabilities. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 During this month, which is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has teamed up with Best Buddies founder Anthony Shriver to kick off a new campaign that will support the hiring of those with Developmental Disabilities, including those diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and other special needs. Ryan Platt, Founder of A Special...


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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
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin