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2014-06-09 23:02:02

Tommy John looks like a full-blown epidemic among pitchers this year, as there have been more than 30 injuries since spring training began, disability insurance is a must for players, says Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Yordano Ventura is a rookie pitcher for the Kansas City Royals and has some amazing skills on the pitching mound. Watching Ventura’s pitching abilities shows how intense some of his throws really are along with the inherent dangers. This stress on his arm and...

2014-06-06 23:08:22

Beginning June 20, 16 injured veterans will ride 766 miles by bicycle and hand cycle from Ottawa, Ontario to Washington, D.C. in the inaugural CanAm Veterans’ Challenge from non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 For 18 days beginning June 20, 16 injured Canadian, Danish and American veterans will ride bicycles, hand cycles and recumbent bikes on a 766-mile journey from Ottawa, Ontario to Washington, D.C., a capital to capital ride from non-profit World...

2014-06-05 23:14:08

The CP Help Center is the web’s largest source for research, treatment and legal news on cerebral palsy. Visit http://www.CerebralPalsyHelp.org today. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The birth injury patient advocates at CerebralPalsyHelp.org are announcing the launch of a new national resource site for parents of children affected by the neurological disorder. The CP Help Center will provide the latest on cerebral palsy research, treatment, causes and litigation news. Parents can...

2014-06-05 23:13:59

Disability advocates From Not Dead Yet and several New Jersey disability organizations will testify against an assisted suicide bill on Thursday, June 5 before the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee. Not Dead Yet's Princeton educated attorney Anne Studholme will testify in person, and New England regional Director John Kelly will testify by phone. Trenton, NJ (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Last Friday was the first that disability advocates learned that a New Jersey assisted...

2014-06-05 08:29:50

NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's program, VetsFirst, is urging the United States Senate to move forward with ratification of the Disabilities Treaty following the United States Supreme Court's unanimous judgment in Bond v. United States confirming that the case is not an obstacle to ratifying the treaty -- a United Nations' human rights treaty that promotes the ideals of the Americans with Disabilities Act around the world....

2014-06-05 08:29:37

#Wheelchair users from across the USA will voice policy concerns to pols in D.C. 6/22-25 #ROCH2014 http://ow.ly/xDe23 NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association and advocates from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will gather 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...

2014-06-05 08:29:17

TORONTO, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The TD Summer Reading Club through the CNIB Library for children with print disabilities launched this week. Ten per cent of Canadians have disabilities that prevent them from reading traditional print (this includes visual, physical and learning disabilities), and over 550,000 of these readers are children. CNIB's partnership with the TD Summer Reading Club helps ensure these kids have the chance cultivate their love of reading in an encouraging,...

2014-06-05 08:24:27

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For some, playing a sport is about the training, the mental focus and of course, the win. For members of the Victory Living Programs volleyball team, the Victory Aces, playing a sport is about so much more. It's about commitment, it's about a bond between teammates that runs deeper than the next win, and it's about playing to exemplify something powerful - inclusion. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140604/94464 On...

2014-06-04 23:05:26

CyraCom has released the newest version of the CyraCom Interpreter app, which allows clients to connect to trained video interpreters over tablets and smart phones. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 CyraCom has released the newest version of the CyraCom Interpreter app, which allows clients to connect to trained video interpreters over tablets and smart phones. While previous versions of the app supported over 200 languages through audio, this version adds over 20 languages through video....

2014-06-03 23:13:24

Now is time for professional soccer players and referees to check their disability insurance policies, before kickoff on June 14th. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The 2014 World Cup is fast approaching and should make soccer players think about career-ending injury protection. Some of the worst soccer injuries happen from the waist down like sprains, knee injuries, and broken ankles and legs. Head injuries can also occur in soccer due to collisions between players and heading the ball...


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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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