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2014-07-02 23:09:48

Injured veterans from Canada, the United States and Denmark will reach Washington, D.C. July 4 as the 766-mile, 16 day inaugural CanAm Veterans’ Challenge bicycle and hand cycle ride from non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports concludes. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Injured veterans from Canada, the United States and Denmark are riding Pennsylvania’s and Maryland’s scenic byways to America’s capital this week as the 766-mile, 16 day inaugural CanAm Veterans’ Challenge from...

2014-07-02 23:08:04

Parents Magazine Publisher Receives Leadership Award Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Easter Seals honored the Meredith Corporation with the 2014 Leadership Award during its recent Advocacy Summit Awards Dinner held in Washington, D.C. The awards recognize exceptional partners, corporations, organizations, foundations and visionaries making a difference in Easter Seals’ areas of key initiatives: brain health, veterans and healthy families. The Meredith Corporation won the award in...

2014-06-30 23:04:26

Mental Health Research Nonprofit Receives Leadership Award Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Easter Seals honored the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation with the 2014 Leadership Award during its recent Advocacy Summit Awards Dinner held in Washington, D.C. The awards recognize exceptional partners, corporations, organizations, foundations and visionaries making a difference in Easter Seals’ key focus areas: brain health, veterans and healthy families. The Brain & Behavior...

2014-06-28 23:02:02

One of America's leading inventor service companies, InventHelp is submitting the Specialized Orthotic Sock to companies for their consideration. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 "After experiencing 16 years of foot issues and problems, such as heel spurs and plantar fascitis," said an inventor from Orlando, Florida "I came up with this orthotic to enhance my comfort and relieve pain whether wearing shoes or not." He created a prototype for the patent-pending...

2014-06-27 23:03:53

In a stunning defeat today for proponents of assisted suicide, the New Jersey assisted suicide bill A2270 was pulled from the floor and tabled until September for lack of votes. Not Dead Yet applauded New Jersey disability advocates as press reports credited disability rights opposition for the defeat. Trenton, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 In a stunning defeat today for proponents of assisted suicide, the New Jersey assisted suicide bill A2270 was pulled from the floor and tabled...

2014-06-26 23:16:05

A Special Needs Plan comments on a study that was completed by researchers from the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania that states the lifetime cost of care for an individual with Autism is over $2 million. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 “This new study published by Jama Pediatrics on June 9th, 2014, combined with the increased prevalence of Autism, drives home the importance of Special Needs Planning. When we think of needing over $2 million dollars to...

2014-06-26 23:11:32

Heard & Smith is commenting on the Senate hearing that was held on June 18, 2014 that focused on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) decision to close a record number of field offices. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Heard & Smith, a national disability law firm that concentrates on the disabled and the injured, is commenting on the Senate hearing that was held on June 18, 2014 Senate Special Committee on Aging, which criticized the Social Security...

2014-06-26 23:05:46

PS 811Q first public school in the country to make web-based school information easier to access for students and parents with physical disabilities by offering eSSENTIAL Accessibility App. Queens, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 eSSENTIAL Accessibility is pleased to announce that PS 811Q is the first public school in the U.S. to offer the eSSENTIAL Accessibility app™ on its school website. People who cannot browse the school’s website using conventional methods, due to conditions such as...

2014-06-26 08:29:12

NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association and advocates from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), gathered in Washington, D.C. on June 22-25 for Roll on Capitol Hill to shape policies that impact the health, independence and quality of life of people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO Roll on Capitol Hill (ROCH) is United Spinal's signature...

2014-06-25 23:12:14

To mark National Men’s Health Awareness Month, the Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine has published an important new article on how prostate cancer can become a disabling condition. San Antonio. TX (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 To mark National Men’s Health Awareness Month, which occurs every June, the Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine has published an important new article on how prostate cancer can become a disabling condition. As the article...


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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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