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2014-06-03 23:11:50

Allsup outlines top 10 reasons to get a disability representative when seeking SSDI benefits. Belleville, IL (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The approval rate for people seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits has dropped to its lowest level in five years, according to Allsup, the nation’s premier disability representation company®. Only 48 percent of those who sought disability benefits were approved at the hearing level in fiscal 2013, and only 33 percent of claimants...

2014-06-03 23:06:00

The Board of Trustees of Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (ACLD) today announced that Robert C. Goldsmith will assume the position of Executive Director effective June 2, 2014. Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The Board of Trustees of Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (ACLD) today announced that Robert C. Goldsmith will assume the position of Executive Director effective June 2, 2014. As Executive Director, Mr....

2014-06-03 08:33:57

ROSEMONT, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past 13 years, nearly 2,000 veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries requiring amputations; 14 percent of those injured veterans required upper extremity amputations. To treat veterans with upper extremity amputations, scientists continue to pursue research and development of bionic arms and hands with full motor and sensory function. An article appearing in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy...

2014-05-30 23:12:25

On May 28, 2014, Not Dead Yet, the Center for Disability Rights and 11 other New York based disability organizations submitted public comments on the New York State Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP). The comment letter called upon New York officials to eliminate one of the proposed projects, which the letter alleges would fund Medicaid providers to save money by steering people to choose death over living with disability. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2014...

2014-05-30 23:01:10

Graduating seniors are wrapping up the school year and preparing to leave the comforts of home for college and life-experiences – those with blindness and low vision now armed with multi-functional assistive technologies that both students and parents love. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 As students across the country wrap up their final days of this school year, our graduating seniors, especially those with vision impairments are also eagerly making preparations for the fall....

2014-05-29 23:14:57

As Disability Awareness month comes to a close, and Memorial Day has now passed, the realization that unemployment is more than double the national average for the disabled and for veterans slaps us in the face. All people find value in working, and now an updated regulation may allow more than 400,000 individuals with a disability find that valuable job. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The U.S. Department of Labor adjusted regulations by implementing a section of the Rehabilitation...

2014-05-29 23:14:34

World of Children® Award’s running team, Changemakers for Children, plans to raise $5,000 for children with limb disabilities before race day on July 27. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Every day, an estimated 93 million children are denied the opportunity to attend school, get a job or lead a self-sufficient life because of their disability. On July 27, World of Children Award’s team, Changemakers for Children, will run The San Francisco Marathon to raise $5,000 for these...

2014-05-29 23:01:28

In a split second, an injury can derail life's plans, a career and financial freedom, athletes and newly drafted NFL players should get rock-solid disability insurance policies, advises Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Linebacker Russell Allen of the Jacksonville Jaguars took a rough hit while playing against the Bills in week 15 of the 2013 season. What he didn’t know until later was he had suffered a stroke during the game, which resulted in a dead spot in his brain. In...

2014-05-29 16:24:33

VICTORIA, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Centre for Equitable Library Access officially launched its new national service which provides accessible library services and materials to Canadians with print disabilities. The announcement was made at the Canadian Library Association's National Conference in Victoria, BC. Over three million Canadians have a print disability. This could be a learning, physical or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print. For the 10 per...

2014-05-29 08:30:36

LONDON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Brazil Orthopedic Prosthetics Market Outlook to 2020http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/treatments/orthopaedic/brazil_orthopedic_prosthetics_market_outlook_2020.html Brazil Orthopedic Prosthetics Market Outlook to 2020 SummaryGlobalData's new report, "Brazil Orthopedic Prosthetics Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data on the Brazil Orthopedic Prosthetics market. The...


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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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