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2014-09-24 23:11:09

The lawyers at Norfleet & Lafferty have launched a new website to provide knowledge-based support to injured and disabled workers. Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 For those who are hurt in a workplace accident and need to file a workers’ compensation claim or are disabled and need to apply for Social Security disability benefits, the process can seem overwhelming. Understanding what benefits are available and how to apply for them is vital for making good decisions for the...

2014-09-24 23:09:14

ANCOR announces the NAC 2015 Direct Support Professional Recognition Awards are being underwritten by Relias Learning. Cary, NC (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 ANCOR is pleased to announce the NAC 2015 Direct Support Professional Recognition Awards are being underwritten by Relias Learning. “Relias has been an exceptional partner,” said ANCOR CEO Renee Pietrangelo. “Their support of the National Advocacy Campaign’s DSP Recognition Awards is a laudable reflection of their understanding...

2014-09-23 12:26:40

SILC and Independent Living Centers Celebrate Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Month SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We often take our hearing for granted, but extending that to audism, the belief that hearing affords one a superior position to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, furthers misconceptions about deafness. Independent Living Centers (ILCs) fight every day against these misconceptions while sending the message that hearing is the only...

2014-09-22 23:03:31

Stratus Video Interpreting previously integrated its technology into the Sanford Health System, the economic result of which has prompted Stratus to vigorously renew its call for nationwide standardization with regard to equal access to language services. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 The struggles that lie in communication between healthcare facilities and limited English proficiency (LEP) patients has been well-documented—reportedly, language barriers between doctors and...

2014-09-22 16:25:16

Change Doesn't Happen From the Sidelines: Campaign will Create the First Unified Generation that will fight inactivity, intolerance and injustice WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics is launching a new global "Play Unified" youth campaign that will inspire and mobilize youth around the world to connect with people with intellectual disabilities and create more inclusive communities, leading to a more respectful world for everyone. From today,...

2014-09-22 12:28:20

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, announced today that it has been awarded a one-year contract with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) to provide administrative services in support of Georgia's public, fee-for-service, integrated behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) services system....

2014-09-22 08:34:33

Cable Operators Can Tackle Their Toughest TV Everywhere Quality Issues and Comply with Loudness and Closed Captioning Regulations with Tektronix' Sentry and QCloud BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix (www.tektronix.com), the market leader in broadcast video test, monitoring and analysis solutions, will showcase its latest video and audio monitoring solutions for ensuring the quality of TV Everywhere services and for complying with loudness and closed captioning...

2014-09-20 20:20:49

To challenge the definition of beauty, The Raw Beauty Project NYC will unveil photos of twenty women living with physical disabilities NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To ignite a global conversation and transform stereotypes, The Raw Beauty Project NYC has partnered with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to showcase an exhibit of photographs featuring twenty women living with various types of disabilities. Proving there is no singular definition of...

2014-09-18 23:14:22

SyncWords announces new technological updates to automate and improve the closed captioning process. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 SyncWords, a new tool to help automate captioning and subtitling, is making video and audio content more accessible to underserved populations, such as deaf and hard-of-hearing communities and non-native English speakers. As educational and current event related materials are delivered increasingly in video format, particularly in the digital realm,...

2014-09-15 23:01:45

Many musicians depend on more than royalties for a paycheck, so when they are at home or on the road, disability insurance can protect their income should an injury or illness occur, says Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 According to Rolling Stone magazine, the ZZ Top has called off the remainder of their tour with Jeff Beck due to bassist Dusty Hill being injured. He unfortunately slipped and fell while on their tour bus and hurt his hip. (Rolling Stone, ZZ Top Cancel Tour...


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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
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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