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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...

2014-07-04 23:02:43

Easter Seals Camp Horizon near Bragg Creek, AB, to receive additional fundingas supporters shop online using innovative fundraising website, ShopandShare.ca. Calgary, AB (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 ShopandShare.ca, an innovative website that pairs online shopping with automatic donations to Canadian non-profits, has selected the Easter Seals Camp Horizon as its ‘Featured Non-Profit’ for July. Easter Seals Camp Horizon is Alberta's leading provider of outdoor education programs for...

2014-07-02 23:09:48

Injured veterans from Canada, the United States and Denmark will reach Washington, D.C. July 4 as the 766-mile, 16 day inaugural CanAm Veterans’ Challenge bicycle and hand cycle ride from non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports concludes. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Injured veterans from Canada, the United States and Denmark are riding Pennsylvania’s and Maryland’s scenic byways to America’s capital this week as the 766-mile, 16 day inaugural CanAm Veterans’ Challenge from...

2014-07-02 23:08:04

Parents Magazine Publisher Receives Leadership Award Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Easter Seals honored the Meredith Corporation with the 2014 Leadership Award during its recent Advocacy Summit Awards Dinner held in Washington, D.C. The awards recognize exceptional partners, corporations, organizations, foundations and visionaries making a difference in Easter Seals’ areas of key initiatives: brain health, veterans and healthy families. The Meredith Corporation won the award in...

2014-06-30 23:04:26

Mental Health Research Nonprofit Receives Leadership Award Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Easter Seals honored the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation with the 2014 Leadership Award during its recent Advocacy Summit Awards Dinner held in Washington, D.C. The awards recognize exceptional partners, corporations, organizations, foundations and visionaries making a difference in Easter Seals’ key focus areas: brain health, veterans and healthy families. The Brain & Behavior...

2014-06-28 23:02:02

One of America's leading inventor service companies, InventHelp is submitting the Specialized Orthotic Sock to companies for their consideration. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 "After experiencing 16 years of foot issues and problems, such as heel spurs and plantar fascitis," said an inventor from Orlando, Florida "I came up with this orthotic to enhance my comfort and relieve pain whether wearing shoes or not." He created a prototype for the patent-pending...

2014-06-27 23:03:53

In a stunning defeat today for proponents of assisted suicide, the New Jersey assisted suicide bill A2270 was pulled from the floor and tabled until September for lack of votes. Not Dead Yet applauded New Jersey disability advocates as press reports credited disability rights opposition for the defeat. Trenton, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 In a stunning defeat today for proponents of assisted suicide, the New Jersey assisted suicide bill A2270 was pulled from the floor and tabled...

2014-06-26 23:16:05

A Special Needs Plan comments on a study that was completed by researchers from the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania that states the lifetime cost of care for an individual with Autism is over $2 million. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 “This new study published by Jama Pediatrics on June 9th, 2014, combined with the increased prevalence of Autism, drives home the importance of Special Needs Planning. When we think of needing over $2 million dollars to...


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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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'