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2015-01-12 23:01:37

Georgia State University’s School of Public Health has received a five-year, $800,000 contract from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to coordinate Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

2015-01-08 23:01:59

CrawfordTech's donation will ensure Edie Mourre Scholarship continues to educate Braille professionals Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 08, 2015 Crawford

2015-01-07 08:31:15

With an impressive line-up of presenters of leaders from the North American DeafBlind community and other leaders overseas, this event is accessible in spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL),

2015-01-05 08:31:26

New service expands CVS Health's offerings to the blind community WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan.

2014-12-31 23:06:04

On December 1, 2014, Jenny Weast lost government funding for her caregivers Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2014 Jenny Weast has been an extraordinary

2014-12-30 23:03:49

Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California, employed Stratus video remote interpreting (VRI) services to provide timely emergency care to Spanish-speaking bus crash victims with limited English

2014-12-30 23:03:04

Burnaby Orthotics Clinic now helps patients eliminate foot abnormalities and restore normal body balance.

2014-12-30 16:27:52

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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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.