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2014-10-30 23:02:57

Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute will develop and evaluate tests designed to measure and track changes in the cognitive functioning of people who typically are difficult to assess

2014-10-29 23:10:06

For women who enjoy wearing high heels, Arizona Orthotics unveils the first and only high heel custom calibrated foot orthotic that doesn’t compromise on style. Phoenix,

2014-10-29 23:08:59

New online courses increase learner motivation and engagement among direct support professionals serving those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Cary,

2014-10-29 23:01:16

Disability insurance may seem like it’s only meant for star athletes like Brooks Laich, it is actually available for people in all walks of life, says Darras. Ontario,

2014-10-27 08:31:02

MILAN, October 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Italian company Roadrunnerfoot has obtained the right to produce, exhibit and sell its artificial "lower limb", after the German

2014-10-25 23:02:16

Disability-based testing firm grants award to education and health care organizations for accessibility to people living with disabilities based on Section 508 and WCAG criteria. Minneapolis,

2014-10-23 23:11:20

Colorado-based company 5280 Prosthetics has announced that they have released a new product to improve lives of amputees everywhere, the SmartPuck™.


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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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