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Today

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Industries for the Blind, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $1,938,634 to settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly mislabeling Made in China goods as Made in America and falsely claiming Ability One (blind-made)...

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Paula Petersen, Vice President of Procurement for PRIDE Industries, has been honored with a "Women in Supply Chain" award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The award recognizes the achievements of top women executives in the profession....

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More than 55 percent of Americans between the ages of 16 and 64 who have disabilities hold down jobs, according to government figures from last year. The role that these 18.5 million people play in American businesses and the challenges they face as...


28 september 2020

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Kitay Law Offices is representing a Northampton mother who is suing the Walt Disney Company after her 7-year-old autistic son was denied entry to the Disney Store at the Lehigh Valley Mall because he was not wearing a facemask. Like many people...

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The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize the different ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted smaller and rural communities across the province. Both governments are making strategic investments in infrastructure to meet the specific...

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The High Fives Foundation is proud to announce a new monthly giving campaign that includes a five-part video series called "Access to My" and a new homepage that will be 100% Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant with a full site redesign...


25 september 2020

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Voting is one of our most important civil rights, but it isn't always accessible for paralyzed veterans and others with disabilities. Recently, Al Kovach, Immediate Past President of Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), teamed with YourUpdateTV on a...

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The Miss Arc Broward Pageant is a unique experience designed to empower young women with disabilities. For eight years, the pageant has been held at the Fort Lauderdale Parker Playhouse with a sell-out audience of 1,000+ people. The pageant...


24 september 2020

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The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with Accessible College. Accessible College provides college preparation and transition support for students with physical disabilities and health conditions. Join us...

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Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut's Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Robin G. Sharp to serve as the organization's new President and CEO, effective November 2, 2020....

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Nonprofit consultancy Neurodiversity in the Workplace (NITW), longtime partner of Dell Technologies, SAP and other inclusive employers seeking the talents of autistic people, is expanding its reach after a generous endowment from philanthropist Lisa...

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in the United States, parents of special needs children, including those diagnosed on the autism spectrum, have a unique set of needs.  Unpredictable school schedules, remote learning, and general uncertainty can...

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Countryfile star Adam Henson took time out of a busy day on his farm to meet buddy dog owner Evie Gormley in a new heart-warming video from charity Guide Dogs....

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A group of diverse athletes both able-bodied and adaptive from across the United States and Ecuador will join forces on September 25-27 on behalf of the non-profit Range of Motion Project (ROMP) to provide prosthetic care to amputees who do not have...


23 september 2020

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Mediaplanet announces the launch of its cross-platform campaign "Disability Empowerment." This campaign discusses the social stigmas people with disabilities face, celebrates and empowers groups with special needs, and highlights the importance of...

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Gemji believes that for thousands of years, the tabletop games have stayed the same - small rocks, beans, animal bones, and tales around the fire, and that although board games are for fun and learning, they seem to be a legacy of the past that we do...

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Deaf Missions announced today the completion of a thirty-eight-year translation project for the Christian religious text, the Bible, from its original languages of Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek into American Sign Language (ASL) using video. The...


22 september 2020

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Montgomery County and nonprofit Main Street Connect today announced a joint initiative that will offer low-income and special needs residents of the newly opened Main Street Apartments in Rockville access to free, high-speed home internet. Founded...

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In a year when the global pandemic has sent stress levels soaring, Canadians who have had experience with mental health challenges, or taking time off for disabilities, are more likely to see mental health illnesses as a disability. While half (51...


21 september 2020

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The importance of estate planning for families with a special-needs member cannot be overstated. Unfortunately, many people are confused anxious and fearful of getting their estate planning work in place. With that in mind, Rob Wrubel, CFP recently...

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PatientPoint® today announced two new partnerships to bring information about Alzheimer's and epilepsy research to the offices of more than 1,300 neurology specialists nationwide. In collaboration with the Alzheimer's-focused BrightFocus...

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Participating Dunkin'® stores have partnered with Special Olympics Georgia to raise money and awareness for 26,620 Special Olympics Georgia athletes. On National Coffee Day, Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., members of the...


17 september 2020

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The Government of Canada is committed to the goal of achieving a judiciary that reflects the diversity of Canadian society. Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, led a virtual forum with lawyers...

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The National Federation of the Blind, America's civil rights organization of the blind, issued the below statement regarding a report from the United States Commission on Civil Rights entitled Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People...

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TCARE Inc., the only evidence-based*, CMS 1115-approved, and federally accredited family caregiver support platform, announced that it has closed a $3 million financing round. The round was led by SixThirty Ventures and joined by Aflac Ventures,...

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Margolis & Bloom to host annual Law School for Social Workers virtually this year. Margolis & Bloom is a revered estate planning, elder care and special needs law firm located in Wellesley and Boston. This event is a way for social workers to...

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The Rocky Mountain ADA Center (RMADAC), a member of the National Network of ADA Centers, is pleased to announce it has promoted Emily Shuman to Director. Working for the organization since 2018, Shuman began as RMADAC's media coordinator and was...

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216digital, is proud to announce the launch of its new website accessibility services. With help from their team of accessibility specialists, online business owners make their websites accessible to disabled users and meet ADA compliance standards....

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Traditions Health, LLC ("Traditions"), a multi-state hospice and home health provider, announced that it has acquired Physician's Choice Hospice ("Physician's Choice") and Palladium Hospice and Palliative Care ("Palladium Hospice").   These...


16 september 2020

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The CNIB Foundation, Canada's largest non-profit serving people with sight loss, celebrated the grand opening of their state-of-the-art Nanji Family Foundation CNIB SmartLife Centre in Toronto on September 15, 2020....


15 september 2020

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Katten announced today that the firm achieved certification for Mansfield Rule 3.0 for meeting the benchmarks that women, attorneys of color, LGBTQ+ attorneys, and attorneys with disabilities account for at least 30 percent of the candidate pool...

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Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) honored 13 individuals and organizations at its 23rd annual Spotlight Awards Thursday, September 10. Guest hosted by Emmy Award-winning reporter Michele Gile of CBS2/KCAL9, the event took place virtually...

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Fish & Richardson is one of 100 U.S. firms to achieve Mansfield 3.0 Certification from Diversity Lab for its significant efforts to promote diversity at the firm. Fish has achieved Certified status every year since participating in the Mansfield...

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Today, Apex Social, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting education, travel and cultural exchange, announced an expansion effort focused on matching American students and graduates trained in special education, occupational, physical or...

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Voting is one of our most important civil rights, but it isn't always accessible for paralyzed veterans and other people with disabilities. Paralyzed Veterans of America has launched the "Access Your Vote" campaign to help voters plan ahead to avoid...


14 september 2020

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Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) will hold its 15th annual Duck Pluck on Friday, September 18. 10,000 yellow rubber ducks that individuals, businesses and partners throughout the community have adopted, will be present at the Special Olympics Georgia...


10 september 2020

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Yesterday evening, Marchese Ferdinando Frescobaldi, President of the prestigious Bolgheri winery Ornellaia, and Giovanni Geddes da Filicaja, CEO, personally handed a check for $315,000 to Karole Vail, Director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, part...


9 september 2020

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When Chicago Lighthouse employee Kalari began to lose her sight as a young girl, she found solace in sport, learning how to play "beep baseball," a form of baseball modified for people with visual impairments. The confidence Kalari obtained to...

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OrCam Technologies, a leader in personal, AI-driven innovations, today announced that Lionel Messi, the global soccer legend, will be OrCam Technologies' new Ambassador, leading the charge to improve accessibility through OrCam's breakthrough AI...

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Understood, a social impact organization that empowers individuals with learning and thinking differences, today launched Take N.O.T.E.tm, an initiative developed in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This initiative centers...

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Cochlear Limited , the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, is encouraging adults with hearing loss to utilize the Cochlear Hearing Aid Check, a new, free online tool that launches broadly this Healthy Aging Month. The tool allows adults...


8 september 2020

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Gallaudet University announced today that it has launched a worldwide professional network to promote deaf-led research and innovation for the advancement of emerging technologies with sign language. The establishment of this new collaborative...


4 september 2020

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Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire nTIDE Report?featuring The Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Education for People with Disabilities (CEED) Project, an evidence-based, comprehensive entrepreneurship education and training program for...


3 september 2020

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Leading CEO's, from some of the world's largest businesses, have signed an open letter calling for disability inclusion to be addressed more than once every four years. The Paralympics bring great hope and visibility to...

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The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) announced today the launch of three Spanish-language webinars in celebration of SCI Awareness Month and Hispanic Heritage Month....

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Access to transportation can limit the impact of healthcare. Feonix - Mobility Rising, a national nonprofit organization, believes that a lack of transportation should never keep a person from accessing medical care or essentials such as groceries...

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Our hard of hearing neighbors and colleagues need our help.  Their hearing aids and cochlear implants work extremely well in quiet spaces where the source of sound is within a few feet.  Sound that (1) needs to travel more than six feet, (2) comes...


2 september 2020

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For the roughly 3 million Americans who stutter, mask use can make communicating with people in the community a major challenge. With use of face coverings remaining a public health necessity in the coming months and potentially longer, the American...

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The Runway of Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit organization working towards a future of inclusion, acceptance, and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities, is thrilled to kick off  New York Fashion Week with  a one-of-a-kind...

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NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than 20 years in the business and over a million customers, 1800Wheelchair launches a new wheelchair brand - "Feather Chair", composed of the lightest mobility products for seniors including...

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