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2014-08-11 02:00:45

Academy of Finland Vision and hearing problems reduce the active participation of older people in various events and activities. This was observed in two studies carried out by the Gerontology Research Center. Impaired vision and hearing make it difficult to interact in social situations. However, social relationships and situations in which there is an opportunity to meet and interact with other people are important for older adults' quality of life. "Sensory impairments are common...

2014-08-07 23:05:59

Social Security Disability and Medicare Advocacy Firm Continues Participation in Annual Conference for Eleventh Consecutive Year Wakefield, MA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 The Advocator Group, LLC looks forward to joining nearly 250 exhibitors at the 19th Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Annual Conference, taking place August 11-14, 2014 at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas. Conference programs will concentrate on advancement strategies and resources to help employers improve...

2014-08-07 23:01:35

When considering disability insurance coverage, professional athletes should always have a top expert review the policy before signing, suggests Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 According to NFL.com, Drew Brees’ contract with the Saints expires in 2016 but he shows no signs of slowing down. He is eager to play until age 45 and looks at players like Brett Favre for inspiration and motivation. Brees has continued to show his dedication to the sport and as long as he stays...

2014-08-06 23:05:53

The objective of the project is to produce a stand-alone 20-cell refreshable braille display for $300 (or £200) which will bring refreshable braille within the reach of children in developing countries and will provide libraries in developed countries with a viable alternative to hard copy braille. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Orbit Research LLC and the Transforming Braille Group LLC are pleased to announce an agreement to produce a low cost, refreshable braille display....

2014-08-06 23:05:11

World’s largest annual wheelchair sports event provides therapeutic sports opportunities for disabled U.S. Veterans Washington (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 More than 600 of America’s best wheelchair athletes, all disabled U.S. military Veterans, are arriving in Philadelphia, Pa., for the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games being held August 12–-17. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America present the Games each year. The multi-event sports...

2014-08-06 12:25:47

Full-Featured Captioning Capabilities for Live, Long- & Short-Form Content Enables Broadcasters to Meet All FCC Accessibility Requirements Far Ahead of Deadline MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvato, the complete TV Everywhere platform provider, today announced that its turnkey video platform is fully compliant with the latest FCC closed-captioning mandates for IP-delivered content per the agency's July 11(th) ruling regarding online broadcast of short-form clips...

2014-08-05 23:09:56

National non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports’ August 12-13 Coastal Team Challenge will team ten disabled athletes with ten able-bodied athletes to travel 22 nautical miles by sea kayak along the Long Island coast. Westhampton Beach, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Ten disabled athletes age 22 to 60 will join ten able-bodied athletes to travel 22 nautical miles by sea kayak along the Long Island coast during national non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports’ August 12-13 Coastal Team Challenge....

2014-08-05 23:01:36

More than 300,000 members can download and read over a quarter million ebooks for education, research, vocation, news, and recreation. Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Bookshare, the world’s largest online accessible library of copyrighted content for individuals with print disabilities, has reached two major milestones in its work to bring reading equality to disadvantaged populations. First, Bookshare’s collection now surpasses a quarter of a million titles, thanks to...

2014-08-04 12:32:04

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Russia Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market Outlook to 2020 http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/orthopaedic/russia_orthopedic_braces_supports_market_outlook_2020.html Russia Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market Outlook to 2020 Summary GlobalData's new report, "Russia Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data on the Russia...

2014-08-04 12:31:42

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: United States Orthopedic Prosthetics Market Outlook to 2020 http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/orthopaedic/united_states_orthopedic_prosthetics_market_outlook_2020.html United States Orthopedic Prosthetics Market Outlook to 2020 Summary GlobalData's new report, "United States Orthopedic Prosthetics Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data on the United States...


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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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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