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2014-09-04 12:26:42

Sheboygan, Wis., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International, regional and local organizations are ramping up preparations as six teams from five nations prepare for the journey to Sheboygan, Wisconsin to compete in the Plenco IFDS Blind Match Racing World Championship. Teams made up of three person, blind crew members will race head-to-head on the waters of Lake Michigan from September 9-14. Public viewing of the event will be at Blue Harbor Resort on the shores of Lake...

2014-09-03 23:11:41

Dr. David J. Doperak of Arizona Orthotics just became the first Certified Special Populations Specialist (CSPS) in the state of Arizona. As one of National Strength and Conditioning Associations’ most specialized certifications, Dr. Doperak’s achievement has further demonstrated his commitment to helping underserved groups in Arizona. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Arizona Orthotics is proud to announce Dr. Doperak has recently passed the National Strength and...

2014-09-02 12:21:24

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHILL, Inc. a San Francisco based start-up that makes the world's first personal mobility devices with All Direction 4WD, announced today that it has closed $11 million in Series A funding. The investment will be used to manufacture and expand distribution of WHILL's line of indoor and all-terrain outdoor personal mobility devices, solidifying the company as an innovator in the area of personal transport for the injured or disabled. Founded...

2014-09-02 08:34:33

Experienced leader adds significant hearing health and medical device experience SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR), a leading innovator of audio products and solutions, today announced the hiring and appointment of Rodney Schutt as SVP and General Manager of HyperSound. Mr. Schutt joins the company as it prepares to launch a new directed audio solution for the hearing health market in 2015. He brings significant relevant leadership...

2014-08-31 23:03:47

On August 22, 2014, Not Dead Yet submitted a Disability Rights friend-of-the-court brief in support of the New Mexico Attorney General’s appeal seeking to overturn a district court ruling that the New Mexico constitution contains a right to assisted suicide (Morris v. King, Case No. 33,630, Court of Appeals of the State of New Mexico). Six other national disability rights organizations joined in the brief: ADAPT, the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Autistic Self...

2014-08-30 08:21:04

Expo to also feature Assistive Tech, Adaptive Vehicles, CEU Training, Sports, Dancing and Latest Products for People with Disabilities BOSTON, Aug. 30, 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 make a stop at Abilities Expo Boston on September 5-7, 2014 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C. Admission is free and Expo hours...

2014-08-30 08:20:46

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Canada and JYSK have again joined forces to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics programs across Canada. From August 30 to September 30, 2014, JYSK customers will be able to make in-store donations during this year's Champions Start at Home campaign. Now in their 10(th) year of support, JYSK will promote the importance of Special Olympics programs for individuals with an intellectual disability in communities throughout Canada....

2014-08-29 23:05:44

InventHelp, based in Pittsburgh and founded in 1984, is submitting the In Sole Orthotic to companies for their review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 As a chiropractic physician and medical doctor an inventor from Cooper City, Fla., understands that there’s a direct connection between the condition of the feet and pain in the knees, hips and back. "Since conventional shoe inserts and orthotics weren’t satisfying my patients, I decided to design a solution of my own,"...

2014-08-28 23:05:15

Stratus Video Interpreting has once again been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of America’s top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. Stratus officials attribute to the acknowledgement to the company’s advanced video remote interpreting (VRI) technology that reduces interpreting costs by as much as 80%, presenting an economic boon and efficient alternative or adjunct to either face-to-face or over-the-phone (OPI) interpreting. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Video Remote...

2014-08-27 23:04:38

Fourroux Prosthetics, Inc. welcomes Will Holbrook, CP and Josh McNeill, CP, two well respected Certified Practitioners. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Will Holbrook, CP LP, has joined Fourroux Prosthetics, headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. Will has over 15 years of experience in the prosthetics field. He graduated from Berry College in Rome, Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. He received his graduate degree in prosthetics at...


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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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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