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2014-07-11 23:08:59

People with physical disabilities and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are just some of the increasing numbers of people partnered with assistance dogs. But are these service dog teams welcome in the workplace? Or is an assistance dog an impediment to employment? Research results and advice from experts are available to both employees with assistance dogs and employers to help create successful employment outcomes. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 People...

2014-07-11 23:07:05

Injured Canadian, Danish, and American veterans participating in World T.E.A.M. Sports’ inaugural CanAm Veterans’ Challenge reached Washington D.C. July 4, successfully completing their 766 mile bicycle and hand cycle ride from Ottawa, Ontario. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 A team of 16 injured Canadian, Danish, and American veterans participating in World T.E.A.M. Sports’ inaugural CanAm Veterans’ Challenge successfully completed their 766 mile bicycle and hand cycle ride...

2014-07-11 23:04:01

A new organization launches this week to provide comprehensive information and services available to Colorado’s hearing impaired community. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 H.E.A.R Me Out Listens to Needs of Hearing Impaired A new organization launches this week to provide comprehensive information and services available to Colorado’s hearing impaired community. Reaching almost half a million Coloradoans with hearing loss, this organization is the first of its kind to provide all...

2014-07-11 16:22:43

OTTAWA, July 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) is thrilled to have won the 2014 Most Valuable Amateur Sport Property award at the Canadian Sponsorship Forum earlier today. The distinction marks the first time the CPC has won the prestigious award created in 2012 by Ipsos Reid and TrojanOne - and marks the rapidly growing awareness and value of the Paralympic brand in Canada. "With the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games as a catalyst and continuing through...

2014-07-11 08:25:08

NEW YORK, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association today praised the bipartisan passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) by the U.S. House of Representatives, considered by many to be the most important disability legislation since the groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO With a vote of 415-6 on July 9(th )this past Wednesday, the U.S House of...

2014-07-09 08:29:12

Nonprofit taps industry leader to further its mission of disability awareness and education PORTLAND, Maine, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for Disability Awareness today announced it has appointed Carol A. Harnett, a widely respected consultant, speaker, writer and trendspotter in the fields of employee benefits, absence and disability management, and health and performance innovation, as President. Harnett began her career as a clinical physiologist and has...

2014-07-08 23:07:08

“Families in Action” offered the parents of young children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) an opportunity to connect with the Association for Community Living support services, while their children participated in a host of activities at the Rockies YMCA. The event also allowed for the discussion of what is going well in the community, as well as what organizations like Arc Thrift Stores and ACL can do to help. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 June...

2014-07-08 23:02:05

Power wheelchair manufacturer continues to reach the highest level of quality and service. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Hoveround Corporation, the nation’s largest direct-to-consumer manufacturer of power wheelchairs, has been certified in both ISO9001 and ISO13485 by demonstrating the highest level of excellence in the design, manufacture, delivery, distribution, and service of motorized wheelchairs, scooters and mobility related products and accessories. Hoveround underwent a...

2014-07-07 23:01:20

America's top disability insurance lawyer and founder of DarrasLaw, discusses why protecting projected professional NFL income is important. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 According to ESPN, Florida State University’s star quarterback, Jameis Winston, just took out an 8-10 million dollar disability insurance policy protecting his standing in upcoming NFL drafts. The policy, based on the projection that Winston will be a top-10 pick for the 2015 NFL draft, is split between...

2014-07-07 23:00:19

At its just concluded national convention, the NFB adopted a resolution urging the Obama administration to issue regulations requiring websites that are public accommodations to be accessible to the blind. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal access to the Internet for blind people, today announced that it has unanimously adopted a resolution at its national convention urging the Obama administration...


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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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