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3 march 2022

07:00
Gunderson Direct, one of the largest independent direct mail agencies, has secured a total of $52,885 in donations to benefit special needs sports programs through its Better Every Day Challenge. From Valentine's Day through February 18, 2022,...

04:15
Promoting sports for persons with disabilities has become an integral part of China's drive to help the country's disabled. Hosting the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games will create more opportunities for persons with disabilities and enable them to...


2 march 2022

19:30
Lime Connect (Lime) and its corporate partners AstraZeneca, BlackRock, Bloomberg, EY, Goldman Sachs, Google, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, PwC, Sony, and Unilever are pleased to announce The 2022 Lime Connect Fellowship Program...

13:00
In observance of Brain Injury Awareness Month, which is observed during March 2022 across the United States, the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is pleased to announce research advancements by Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model...

10:46
A team of researchers led by Kessler Foundation has demonstrated the feasibility of a novel approach to improving interview skills among autistic adolescents. Their article, "A pilot RCT of virtual reality job interview training in transition-age...

10:39
Two of Canada's greatest Paralympic leaders have been named Opening Ceremony flag bearers for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced Wednesday. Wheelchair curler Ina Forrest (Spallumcheen, BC) and Para...

09:00
UserWay , a digital accessibility company, announced today that its AI-powered widget has been selected by the Beijing 2022 Paralympics website to enhance its accessibility for all site visitors. UserWay's technology provides an inclusive and...


1 march 2022

13:27
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), along with our colleagues at the American Council of the Blind (ACB), the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), urges the Department of Justice to...

11:30
Easterseals, Inc. (Easterseals), one of the nation's leading nonprofit providers of services and advocacy for people with disabilities and their families, announced today that Kendra E. Davenport has been selected President & CEO. Through its...

11:12
The Canadian Paralympic Committee joins other sporting organizations around the world, including the International Paralympic Committee, in condemning Russia's actions in Ukraine. We recognize the importance of member nations within the Paralympic...

11:00
IDA, representing over 1100 organizations of persons with disabilities around the world, is calling on all engaged parties to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law to ensure protection and...

09:00
Adolescent Content, the female and Black-founded Gen Z advertising agency, creative consultancy and content studio dedicated to creating equitable opportunity for emerging BIPOC and LGBTQ+ creators in advertising and entertainment, today released a...

09:00
Lime Connect (Lime) is pleased to announce that Nathan H. Walcker, Chief Executive Officer of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, has joined the not for profit organization as a member of its global board of directors. Walcker oversees...

09:00
At the start of 2022, as the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic began to subside and public health efforts continued, experts reflected on the pandemic's impact on employment in the U.S. This special edition of National Trends in Disability...

07:00
The Detroit Red Wing Alumni will go up against a team of area hockey players who are each raising money and awareness for Michigan United Cerebral Palsy (MI-UCP). Over the past 20 years, this event has raised nearly $500,000 to assist the 1.4 million...


28 february 2022

16:47
AbleLight is harnessing the power of partnership to advance important issues during National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March, driving awareness of how we can all work together to make a difference for the more than 7 million...

12:00
Hosted by the Governments of Norway and Ghana along with the International Disability Alliance (IDA), the two-day Summit was the world's biggest gathering of global leaders and disability groups dedicated to commit to change for people with...

08:00
Chiesi Global Rare Diseases, a business unit of Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., an international research-focused healthcare Group (Chiesi Group), today announced the release of a white paper titled, "The Burden of Rare Diseases: An Economic Evaluation,"...

07:38
Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, asks customers to eat a sub this March to help local athletes across the U.S. attend the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, June 5-12, in Orlando, Fla. (View/download b-roll)...

07:01
Today marks Rare Disease Day. Takeda Canada is proud to recognize this global initiative to promote equity and increase understanding of rare diseases and its impact on quality of life. Takeda is Rethinking Rare by bringing stakeholders together with...


25 february 2022

08:49
The Reporter Newsletter is a service of Access Ready Inc. which is an independent, non-profit, cross-disability education and advocacy organization promoting a policy of inclusion and accessibility of information and communications technology (ICT)....

08:37
Williams syndrome (WS) is a rare genetic disorder that affects 1 baby in every 10,000 births. Those children born with the syndrome often deal with heart or blood vessel problems, requiring surgery, sometimes before the child's first birthday.  But...


24 february 2022

15:20
When Accessible Media Inc, (AMI) reached out to Manitoba Possible in the hopes of collaborating on a documentary following the lives of Manitobans with disabilities, the answer was a resounding "We're in!" Filmed by Winnipeg production company Frank...

09:15
NeuroSense Therapeutics Ltd. ("NeuroSense"), a company developing treatments for severe neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that Dr. Shiran Zimri, the Company's Head of Scientific Programs, will deliver a presentation titled "Breaking the...

08:00
Funding provided by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Initiatives Program provides Canadian Residents (with the exception of BC which developed its own similar initiative) with a Scholarship to enter the Bachelor of Disability Management program...


23 february 2022

15:42
The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced funding of $139.6 million over two years to extend temporary positions as part of action to reduce processing times for...

14:09
Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that access to affordable housing and supports is key to Canada's recovery....

10:00
The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, (MAADAC), a member of the National Network of ADA Centers, is pleased to share the details of its agenda for 2022. The organization will launch many new initiatives this year while continuing its 31-year history as the...

09:00
People with disabilities face significant challenges in the pursuit of STEM education. In Canada, the disability community is underrepresented and often overlooked when it comes to inclusive access to STEM education. A more diverse STEM workforce...


22 february 2022

15:12
With three months remaining until the provincial election, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) will release its platform and nurses will discuss its recommendations with the premier, deputy premier and leaders of the opposition...

13:00
The Government of Canada will be making a major announcement related to housing. Media are invited to join the Honourable Ahmed...

10:08
Continuing a long history of policy leadership in Indiana, The Columbus Organization's Executive State Director, Keith Digman, has recently been appointed to two critical positions focused on improving health and employment for individuals challenged...

10:00
WyattWear LLC, creators of a fashion-forward bib collection for adolescents and adults with special needs, will debut on the stage in Los Angeles on March 8, 2022. The Runway of Dreams Foundation's fashion show will include Kohl's, Tommy Hilfiger...

08:00
CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health  today announced the launch of six new innovative home health care products as an extension of the company's exclusive CVS Health product line. Rooted in customer insights and specifically designed to...


18 february 2022

22:00
More than 50 individuals from five West Tennessee counties comprising Upper West Tennessee Area 7 Special Olympics braved freezing temperatures for the annual Polar Plunge Feb. 12, 2022, at Aloha Pools and Spas in Union City, Tennessee. The chilly...

12:30
A team of 11 talented and determined racers, including two guides, are set to compete for Canada in Para alpine skiing at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games next month, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Alpine Canada announced Friday....


17 february 2022

09:05
Cerner Corporation , a global healthcare technology company, announced a new agreement with the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA), to help simplify patient disability benefits claims through secure, clinical electronic health record (EHR)...

08:51
Tunnel Vision is thrilled to announce the launch of their crowdfunding campaign that reduces stimming in individuals with autism, ADD, and ADHD through their patented Tunnel Vision Goggles. Some individuals have debilitating and severe "stimming"...

05:00
Runway of Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit organization working towards a future of inclusion, acceptance, and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities, announced today their upcoming Los Angeles runway debut. The one-of-a-kind...


16 february 2022

13:00
United Spinal Association today announced the launch of its #StrongWheeled Together campaign, which will run throughout 2022, highlighting the spinal cord injury and disorder (SCI/D) community's contributions to American society and struggle for...

09:00
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announced today the opening of registration for its MDA Summer Camp program, for children ages 8 to 17 living with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular diseases. For over 65 years, MDA Summer Camp has...

09:00
More than 500 people in Atlanta are supporting the Arthritis Foundation's mission to cure arthritis and help people with arthritis live a full life by participating in the Atlanta Walk to Cure Arthritis on Saturday, May 7th at Brook Run Park....

08:44
Access Ready has no confidence in the direction or choices being made by the Maryland State Board of Elections (SBE) where a new pollbook system is concerned. After a year of talking, we have found they have no real interest in accessibility. They...


15 february 2022

15:25
Paralyzed Veterans of America petitioned the Department of Transportation today to initiate rulemaking authority that would implement improved standards and requirements for boarding and deplaning airline passengers with mobility impairments. In the...

14:22
Seventeen players will be taking the ice at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games next month with podium goals as the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Hockey Canada announced Canada's Para ice hockey...

11:00
Pelican Products, Inc., has partnered with Riverside Industries, a Massachusetts organization whose mission is to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live rich and full lives. Riverside's employment services assist...

10:07
Fresh Start Surgical Gifts has surpassed $50 million in donated medical care to its patients, offering life-changing reconstructive surgeries and related treatments to children in need throughout the U.S., at absolutely no cost to their families....

09:00
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) today launched the nation's largest St. Patrick's Day fundraising campaign, celebrating the 40th birthday of its iconic MDA Shamrocks....

08:42
Dr. Keith Ablow, the New York Times bestselling author of multiple self-help books, and a former Washington Post columnist on mental health, is recommending www.MyEmploymentOptions.com as a powerful partner in helping disabled Americans get back to...


14 february 2022

18:00
Bringing together governments, businesses, development professionals, and Organisations for People with Disabilities (OPDs), the Global Disability Summit is a pivotal moment for the world to commit to change and do more to include people with...

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