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2014-07-22 16:27:26

Expo to Also Feature Assistive Tech, Adaptive Vehicles, CEU Training, Sports, Dancing and Latest Products for People with Disabilities HOUSTON, July 22, 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 kick off at Abilities Expo Houston on July 25, 2014 at NRG Center (formerly Reliant Center), Hall E. Media will arrive between 11:00 and 11:15 am for the...

2014-07-21 23:06:36

National Non-Profit Partners with Local Business to Offer State’s First Free-to-Low-Cost Pop.UP Holistic Services Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Pop.Earth, a New York-based non-profit providing free or low cost holistic services to children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities, today announced the launch of their first out of state mobile Pop.UP Yoga classes in partnership with Colorado business Root Health. The first day of the...

2014-07-21 12:25:45

Company creates custom fashion covers for prosthetic legs using 3D printing SAN FRANCISCO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- seedchange announced that UNYQ Design, Inc. completed its first funding round, raising $1,050,000 from strategic and individual investors in the United States, Europe and Asia. UNYQ lets amputees design high-quality, customized covers for prosthetic legs, turning prosthetics into fashion accessories. "Existing prosthetics aren't fashionable and they are certainly...

2014-07-18 12:23:28

Expo to also feature Assistive Tech, Adaptive Vehicles, Sports, Dancing and Latest Products for People with Disabilities HOUSTON, July 18, 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 kick off at Abilities Expo Houston on July 25, 2014 at NRG Center (formerly Reliant Center), Hall E. Media will arrive between 11:00 and 11:15 am for the 11:30 am...

2014-07-17 23:05:32

Personal memoir shares trials and triumphs of growing up blind. St. Louis (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Blind since birth, author Homer Page’s new book “It’s My World Too: Accepting Challenges, Embracing Life” is a testament to not letting circumstances become limitations. This personal memoir shares Page’s path to a meaningful personal and professional life, while shedding light on what it’s like growing up in mainstream America with a disability. Rather than make excuses for...

2014-07-16 23:09:42

As the nation's lawyer to the pros, Darras discusses the details of the settlement and offers tips to players. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 The second settlement offer put forth by the NFL recently received preliminary approval by a federal judge in Philadelphia. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had previously rejected the first offer from the NFL six months ago. The NFL is now waiting to see how many players will pursue a claim in this class-action settlement. (Philly.com, Judge...

2014-07-16 23:09:38

World T.E.A.M. Sports’ third Adventure Team Challenge in suburban Washington, D.C. on July 19 features 16 teens with disabilities and 20 able-bodied athletes. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 On July 19, 16 teenagers with developmental and emotional disabilities will join 20 able-bodied athletes in World T.E.A.M. Sports’ third Adventure Team Challenge in suburban Washington, D.C. Hosted at the scenic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park by the national non-profit,...

2014-07-16 20:23:30

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you listen carefully, you'll hear individuals, businesses and communities in Northern California joining together and embracing diversity as a tribute to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Disability Awareness Day. On July 19, hundreds of individuals and the Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in Northern California will participate in the 5(th) Annual West Coast Disability Pride Parade & Festival (Parade &...

2014-07-15 23:13:19

The CP Help Center is the web’s largest source for research, treatment and legal news on cerebral palsy. Visit http://www.CerebralPalsyHelp.org today. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 The birth injury patient advocates at CerebralPalsyHelp.org are alerting parents of new research information on the site for cerebral palsy. Doctors in Australia say they have devised a system to detect and diagnose the condition soon after birth that will allow for better treatment*. The CP Help Center...

2014-07-15 23:00:30

As of July 1st, Locke became the Oregon Ducks' 11th verbal commitment of its 2015 recruiting class, his bright future ahead should include disability insurance, says the nation's insurance lawyer to the pros. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 James “P.J.” Locke has overcome several injuries during his high school football career. According to Beaumont Enterprise, and despite those injuries, he has received over 30 offers to play for many well-respected universities throughout...


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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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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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