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2014-10-29 23:10:06

For women who enjoy wearing high heels, Arizona Orthotics unveils the first and only high heel custom calibrated foot orthotic that doesn’t compromise on style. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Women have sacrificed foot health and function in the name of fashion for the last time! Arizona Orthotics proudly introduces the first and only medical-grade high heel custom calibrated foot orthotic - The Copley™. Every made-from-scratch orthotic is specifically designed to minimize...

2014-10-29 23:08:59

New online courses increase learner motivation and engagement among direct support professionals serving those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Cary, NC (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Relias Learning, the leader in cloud-based compliance and professional development training for the health and human services markets announced today the release of 14 new courses for direct support professionals (DSPs). These 14 new courses are tied to their new “Focused Learning”...

2014-10-29 23:01:16

Disability insurance may seem like it’s only meant for star athletes like Brooks Laich, it is actually available for people in all walks of life, says Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 According to CBS Sports, Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals has been placed on injured reserve after a shoulder-to-shoulder hit with Shawn Thornton of the Florida Panthers. The coach of the Capitals, Barry Trotz, says Laich is expected back by the end of October after the upcoming...

2014-10-29 08:40:32

AURORA, Neb., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a competitive procurement process, the District of Columbia has selected Hamilton Relay as their new provider of Captioned Telephone Relay Service (CTRS). Hamilton Relay, a leading provider of Telecommunications Relay and Captioned Telephone Service, began offering CTRS to residents of the District of Columbia on October 24, 2014. Hamilton began providing traditional Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) to the District on July 11,...

2014-10-28 08:35:50

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Remember the brightly colored jackets the Olympians wore in Sochi last winter? Would you like to get your hands on one? Or perhaps a gym bag with the Paralympics logo? A watch from the Beijing Olympics? These items and many more will be available during a silent auction to raise money for rehabilitation research. The Foundation for PM&R is hosting a Tribute to the Paralympics: Silent Auction and a Walk Through...

2014-10-27 08:31:02

MILAN, October 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Italian company Roadrunnerfoot has obtained the right to produce, exhibit and sell its artificial "lower limb", after the German giant Ottobock sought to impeach their patent. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141027/713097 ) After four years of fighting, the definitive judgement has arrived: Roadrunnerfoot, the small Italian company that designs and produces innovative and accessible hi-tech prostheses...

2014-10-25 23:02:16

Disability-based testing firm grants award to education and health care organizations for accessibility to people living with disabilities based on Section 508 and WCAG criteria. Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 The Wehrman Collaborative, LLC (WeCo) a testing firm which verifies IT-accessibility for disabled users by disabled users, has granted use of their Access Approved® logo to Mackin Educational Resources of Burnsville, Minnesota, for their MackinVIA digital...

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...


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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
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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