Latest Disability Stories

2014-07-24 23:12:37

Heard & Smith, a national disability law firm that concentrates on the disabled and the injured, is applauding a new article published by the Center for American Progress (CAP) on its website that is affirming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) as “a lifeline to millions of Americans.” San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Heard & Smith, a national disability law firm that concentrates on the disabled and the injured, is applauding a new article published by the...

2014-07-24 23:07:57

Marks Third Year Supporting Easter Seals Assistive Technology Programs to Improve Quality of Life for Individuals with Disabilities Nationwide Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Easter Seals, in partnership with the Comcast Foundation, today announced that Easter Seals programs in six locations nationwide will receive $25,000 each as the 2014-2015 recipients of the Comcast Assistive Technology Grant Fund. Established in 2012, the fund empowers individuals living with disabilities by...

2014-07-24 08:29:57

MarketOptimizer.org adds "North America Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market Outlook to 2020" to its store. DALLAS, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "North America Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market Outlook to 2020 , provides key market data on the North America Orthopedic Braces and Supports market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, and volume (in units) and average price data (in US dollars), within market categories: -- Knee Braces and Supports --...

2014-07-23 23:15:24

Players, weigh the pros and cons very carefully before opting out of the NFL settlement, advises the founding partner of DarrasLaw. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 According to Sports Illustrated, 2013 is touted as the Year of the Injury due to the increase in ACL injuries, the ongoing concussion lawsuit and the long-discussed benefits of disability insurance policies for pro-athletes. Several events have occurred recently in the world of football, which have resulted in a lot of media...

2014-07-23 23:12:47

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. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 The birth injury patient advocates at CerebralPalsyHelp.org are alerting parents of new research information on the site concerning the causes of cerebral palsy. A recent Norwegian study found a strong relation between cerebral palsy and past family history of the condition*. The CP Help Center is a...

2014-07-23 23:04:32

MarketOptimizer.org adds “North America Cardiovascular Prosthetic Devices Market Outlook to 2020” to its store. The data in the report is derived from dynamic market forecast models. Inquire before Buying @ http://www.marketoptimizer.org/contacts/inquire-before-buying?rname=7868. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 “North America Cardiovascular Prosthetic Devices Market Outlook to 2020″, provides key market data on the North America Cardiovascular Prosthetic Devices market. The...

2014-07-23 23:03:24

Foot abnormalities can have a daunting effect on a person’s health and confidence. Absolute PhysioCare & Sports Rehab is proud to announce custom orthotics at http://www.burnabyphysiocare.com/. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Absolute PhysioCare and Sports Rehab, a Burnaby orthotics clinic, has recently announced the launch of its custom orthotics and gait scan analysis that will be focused on correcting and eliminating foot abnormalities in order to restore normal body balance....

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...

Latest Disability Reference Libraries

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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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'