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2014-10-07 23:06:36

Stratus Video Interpreting announces its standing as a vendor partner with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in its upcoming marathon and Abbott Health and Fitness Expo.

2014-10-02 23:04:05

On November 20-21, Springbrook will be hosting The Center for AAC & Autism's Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning training session, which is open to the community.

2014-10-01 23:04:56

World Cerebral Palsy Day is centered on raising awareness for CP worldwide.

2014-09-30 23:21:08

Sunshine Prosthetics and Orthotics in Wayne, NJ is the only Prosthetics and Orthotics facility in northern New Jersey to offer patients the Omega Tracer System scanner to speed the fabrication

2014-09-30 23:09:57

To mark National Sickle Cell Month which occurs every September, the Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine has published an important new article that sheds light on hematological

2014-09-30 23:09:43

The Phoenix Center, an innovative private school for students with disabilities, establishes sensory room to help children and teens with autism.

2014-09-30 23:02:31

HIMS, the innovator in assistive technology for the visually impaired, and Diotek, leaders in OCR, speech and handwriting technologies for smartphones, announce merger that could shape the worldwide


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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
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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