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2014-06-26 23:05:46

PS 811Q first public school in the country to make web-based school information easier to access for students and parents with physical disabilities by offering eSSENTIAL Accessibility App. Queens, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 eSSENTIAL Accessibility is pleased to announce that PS 811Q is the first public school in the U.S. to offer the eSSENTIAL Accessibility app™ on its school website. People who cannot browse the school’s website using conventional methods, due to conditions such as...

2014-06-26 08:29:12

NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association and advocates from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), gathered in Washington, D.C. on June 22-25 for Roll on Capitol Hill to shape policies that impact the health, independence and quality of life of people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO Roll on Capitol Hill (ROCH) is United Spinal's signature...

2014-06-25 23:12:14

To mark National Men’s Health Awareness Month, the Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine has published an important new article on how prostate cancer can become a disabling condition. San Antonio. TX (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 To mark National Men’s Health Awareness Month, which occurs every June, the Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine has published an important new article on how prostate cancer can become a disabling condition. As the article...

2014-06-25 23:01:26

Maybe it's the jumping or other spectacular moves he makes on the court. Hopefully talented team trainers and doctors can isolate where his injuries originate so he makes a full recovery, says Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Embiid may be worried his foot injury will keep him out this whole season but the big fear is this will mean a future of career roadblocks. According to NBC Sports, the injuries he has experienced so far this year might discourage a lot of teams. Embiid...

2014-06-25 04:21:07

PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Curriculum for continued professional training and education now available through Minnesota state agencies for direct care professionals Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that the State of Minnesota will provide new online curricula from Elsevier DirectCourse...

Smart Gloves Teach People Braille, Even When They Are Distracted
2014-06-24 06:30:06

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Georgia Institute of Technology researchers modified wearable computer gloves several years ago to teach beginners how to play piano melodies in 45 minutes. In a recent advancement in the same wearable technology, they’re helping people learn to read and write Braille. An added surprise was that the participants didn’t even have to pay attention, they learned while doing something else. Georgia Tech professor Thad Starner, a...

2014-06-23 23:10:58

In cooperation with the SME Education Foundation, Curbell Donation Assists Student Project Orchard Park, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Curbell Plastics, Inc., one of the nation’s premier suppliers of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film, adhesives, sealants and prototyping materials, recently donated $18,000 of plastic that will be used by Alabama High School students to create lightweight, removable prosthetic limbs for amputees in Honduras. The project is a joint venture of the SME Education...

2014-06-23 23:10:38

Examination and Treatment of the Foot and Ankle is an extensive video based continuing education course focused on foot and ankle examination and treatment. This online continuing education course is presented with studio quality sound and film. Franklin, TN (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 This DVD and Online PT Continuing Education Course is designed to provide a comprehensive program for examination and treatment of foot and ankle related rehab issues. Specifically, this PT online continuing...

2014-06-23 23:06:48

Stratus Video Interpreting has responded to the demand for improved language services with an affordable solution that connects court systems with court-certified interpreters at the push of a button. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 As the country’s Limited English Proficient (LEP) population grows, the ability of U.S. court systems to supply qualified interpreters has become increasingly difficult and more expensive than many jurisdictions can handle—a fact which some say has...

2014-06-20 23:08:56

HELP Foundation, Inc. Announced as Latest Network Management Client Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Cleveland managed services provider Concord Technology Group (http://concordtechnologygroup.com) recently partnered with HELP Foundation, Inc., and will now be responsible for monitoring and managing their IT network. As a leading provider of residential and support services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, over its almost 50-year history, HELP...


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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
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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