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2014-04-02 08:32:52

BURLINGTON, ON, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - On April 2, 2014, Ottobock HealthCare Canada (manufacturer of Prosthetics, Orthotics and Mobility products) is recognizing Limb Loss Awareness Month by hosting an event at their Canadian head office. The afternoon will be interactive and will feature guest speakers such as Sam Paulos (Genium Microprocessor Knee wearer), Mike Coulter (Michelangelo Hand wearer) and Jeff Tiessen (Paralympian Athlete and bilateral upper limb amputee)....

2014-04-01 23:00:37

Simply Music, a world leader in playing-based music education which teaches individuals to play piano using more natural methods, has announced the pending release of a unique program, designed specifically for children with special needs, including those on the Autism Spectrum and Sensory Processing Disorders. (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 "We've known, for almost 20 years, that our education method is more natural and easier for children, teens and adults to utilize. We have had an...

2014-04-01 23:00:27

While baseball fans cheer as the bat cracks against the ball; that ball can clock over 100 miles per hour. Players must be informed as to how disability insurance can protect their earnings should an injury take them off the field. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Cincinnati Reds’ pitcher Aroldis Chapman was injured recently after taking a baseball to the face. The Reds’ were sparring against the Kansas City Royals during spring training when the game took a dramatic twist. This...

2014-03-31 23:35:15

The Editorial Board of Living with a Disability, a full-color print and online magazine that help individuals with various disabling medical conditions live life to the fullest, has published a must-read new article to mark Chronic Fatigue Awareness (CFS) month. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The Editorial Board of Living with a Disability, a full-color print and online magazine that help individuals with various disabling medical conditions live life to the fullest, has published...

2014-03-31 23:22:44

Insurance is purchased, in exchange for the promise of coverage, should the unexpected happen. Now is a great time to review insurance policies, says Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Purchasing an insurance policy is not one of those simple things anyone can just cross off their To Do list and call it a day. Insurance policies can often be confusing and take some serious thought. Customizing a policy with the right insurance advisor is an important first step. Insurance can be...

2014-03-31 12:29:44

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Managing the daily challenges of life can be stressful and overwhelming. And for approximately 4.8 million people living with disabilities in California, many of those challenges impact the entire family as well. For example, if a family cannot find accessible, affordable housing, they may end up living in a shelter or on the streets. Helping families with a plan to achieve residential stability is just one of the services provided by...

2014-03-31 12:26:41

Most popular Bible app for the Deaf continues groundbreaking technological advancements ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deaf Bible was originally released in November 2012 with American Sign Language (ASL) as the only translation available on the app. Even with just one translation, it quickly became one of the most popular Deaf apps in the market and has been downloaded and used in countries all over the world. With the release of Deaf Bible 2.0, the app...

2014-03-27 23:28:24

"In this time of budget shortfalls at the federal and state levels, those individuals in our society who are at the most risk of losing life sustaining benefits need organizations and concerned citizens to advocate on their behalf," says Chartered Special Needs Consultant, Ryan Platt. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Advocacy is defined as the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal by the Merriam Webster Dictionary. An Advocate is a person who writes or speaks on...

2014-03-27 23:02:34

Healthpointe is increasing the functionality of damaged limbs through its orthotic and prosthetic medical devices. La Mirada, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Healthpointe is proud to offer the assessment, fabrication, and customization of custom and OTS orthotic braces and prosthetic limbs as one of its highly specialized services. Healthpointe medical clinic is boldly exploring the use of artificial structures, such as prosthetics and braces, to help strengthen and modify the skeletal system....

2014-03-26 12:29:35

TORONTO, March 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Easter Seals Canada launches the 2014 Easter Seals Paper Egg campaign today, involving national and local retailers in a fundraising campaign poised to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of children with disabilities. During the four-week campaign, which ends on Easter Sunday, April 20(th), sponsor retailers will invite shoppers to purchase $2 Paper Eggs and write their names on them. Throughout the campaign, store staff will post the...


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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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