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2015-02-19 12:31:59

This technology-driven online event led by persons with a variety of hearing and vision loss dramatically advanced global communication in unexpected ways. NEW YORK and ATLANTA, Feb.

2015-02-17 23:07:14

Yale-New Haven Hospital is deploying nearly 50 stationary and mobile touch-screen units to offer Stratus video remote interpreting (VRI) services for patients who are deaf and hard-of-hearing

2015-02-17 23:02:56

“If you can’t be sure of the amount of drug reaching the cochlea—the auditory portion of the inner ear targeted by new drugs—you can’t be sure that the candidate drug is responsible

2015-02-17 08:28:48

PHILADELPHIA, February 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Online curriculum via College of Employment Services supports professionals who serve Nevada

2015-02-16 23:01:15

The Lettuce Dream organization recently received a donation of three acres of land to start the construction of two hydroponic greenhouses that will provide fresh, locally grown produce for the

2015-02-11 23:10:13

David Flink, CEO of Eye to Eye and author of Thinking Differently, will receive the 2015 “Be the Difference” Award at Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities’ 15th Anniversary Benefit, HELPING

2015-02-11 23:01:44

21 audiobook titles published by Recorded Books, Inc.

2015-02-11 16:27:02

Senate Bill 190 Will Provide Uniform Access to Specialized Treatment Across the State BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Feb.


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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
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.