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2015-03-11 23:20:08

Allsup highlights National Social Work Month during March as national association celebrates 60th anniversary. Belleville, Illinois (PRWEB) March 10, 2015

2015-03-11 08:28:16

An electrical accident in 1984 drastically changed the life of a 14-year old boy.

2015-03-10 16:29:07

Celebrate March as national Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and raise awareness about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities DENVER, Mar.

2015-03-09 23:06:23

New book of poems encourages empathy by poignantly expressing what it feels to suffer from disability (PRWEB) March 09, 2015 FINCHLEY, London – “I

2015-03-09 23:03:07

The Infinite Socket has been well received by clinicians and the amputee community nationwide. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) March 09, 2015

2015-03-08 12:20:48

As part of International Women's Day, Canada's most successful Paralympian Chantal Petitclerc has been recognised for her work within the Paralympic Movement since her retirement.

2015-03-07 08:20:53

OTTAWA, March 7, 2015 /CNW/ - It was one-year ago that the world gathered in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

2015-03-06 20:21:57

March is Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Wolf and the Department of Human Services (DHS) have declared

2015-03-05 23:07:53

National non-profit World T.E.A.M.

2015-03-05 08:29:40

National Campaign Launches at Summit Featuring Government, Business and Non-Profit Leaders WASHINGTON, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Easter Seals announced today their involvement


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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
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]