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2014-05-28 23:12:22

Bay Alarm Medical infographic highlights health & house difficulties of aging veterans. Concord, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 For many of the 22 million veterans in the United States, the hardest fight comes after they complete their service, reports a new infographic released by Bay Alarm Medical, a nationwide provider of medical alert systems. Using data from medical journals, veteran's advocacy groups, and the Veterans Administration, the infographic presents information about...

2014-05-27 23:11:41

On Friday May 23, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Not Dead Yet and twelve other disability rights organizations filed an amicus brief in a case challenging the University of Wisconsin Hospital Center’s alleged practice of counseling families of people with developmental disabilities to withhold care for treatable but potentially life-threatening medical conditions, such as pneumonia. (Disability Rights Wisconsin v. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, et al., Case No. 2014...

2014-05-27 23:10:50

National disability law firm Heard & Smith is commenting on the recent Federal Court ruling Whittaker v. America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (No. 1:13CV108), which could impact thousands of people who are in the process of, or will in the future, apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits on the grounds that they are disabled due to obesity. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 National disability law firm Heard & Smith is commenting on the recent Federal Court ruling Whittaker v....

Google Is Helping Deaf Students 'Hear' With New 'Signglass' Project
2014-05-27 15:55:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A planetarium visit takes more than sight to be fully appreciated. When visiting a planetarium deaf students are left in the dark when it comes to a tour of outer space. With the lights off they can't see an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter's narration, but with the lights on the students can't see the constellations of stars projected overhead. Now a group of researchers at Brigham Young University has come up with a...

2014-05-27 08:30:13

Independent Federal Agency To Release New Report At May 27 Briefing WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, examines the accessibility of communication before, during, and after emergencies for people with sensory disabilities (deaf, hard of hearing, blind, low-vision, deaf-blind, and speech disabilities) as well as people with intellectual, developmental, and/or psychiatric...

2014-05-22 16:26:33

Cochlear encourages the public to get their hearing checked during the month of May CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During the month of May, Cochlear, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, encourages people to protect their ears and get their hearing checked, so they can keep enjoying the activities they love. Untreated hearing loss can negatively impact a person's life in a variety of ways - from socially to professionally to financially and more. However,...

2014-05-21 23:11:47

Every day, extraordinary people suffer life-changing injuries helping others. A disability insurance policy can protect everyday heroes, should the moment come when they risk it all to help someone else, says Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Hero Mom Christina Simoes recently jumped out of a burning building in order to save her young son. She is aware she may never walk again since she suffered severe back injuries but she doesn’t regret her actions one bit because she said,...

2014-05-20 23:17:00

The Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine, a full-color print and online publication that helps individuals with various disabling medical conditions live life to the fullest, is marking Social Security Education Month with a timely article on a key mistake that thousands of Social Security Disability (SSD) claimants make each year: assuming that the Social Security Administration (SSA) knows everything about them. San Antontio, TX (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The Editorial Board...

2014-05-19 23:00:10

New book presents program designed to let able-bodied people experience life with a ‘disability’. Olympia, WA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The new guide “Disability 4 A Day” (published by Balboa Press) from author Dr. Michelle McFalls-Mills presents to readers her Disability 4 A Day program, which gives children and adults a chance to “walk in someone else’s shoes” by experiencing a “physical disability.” This edition of “Disability 4 A Day” includes all required forms and...

2014-05-16 23:09:05

Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. (CILO) announced its Continuing Legal Education Trainings for attorneys and paralegals in West Palm Beach, FL. The first event takes place June 27, 2014 on the basics of Social Security Disability Practice. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. (CILO) announced the launch of its Continuing Legal Education Trainings for attorneys and paralegals in West Palm Beach, FL. The first event takes...


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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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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