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This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Disability News category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Disability News: Stories, Events and Publications Publications

2017-08-22 : Blind View the Eclipse in Real Time : People who are blind experienced the solar eclipse as it happened thanks to technology that allowed them to feel a real time changing image.

2017-06-15 : Unprecedented Conference on Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UN : Conference of the States Parties will also discuss the impact of multiple discrimination on persons with disabilities and promoting participation for achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

2017-05-01 : Engineering Students at Johns Hopkins Customize Stroller for Syrian Child with Special Needs : Students customized stroller for local child with special needs, adding improvements to make mobility simpler and safer for him and his family.

2016-12-19 : UN Expert Claims After a Decade Disability Rights Still Lagging : States must urgently step up their work to ensure that persons with disabilities can take their place as equal members of society - United Nations human rights expert.

2016-12-07 : DEWA Inaugurates 1st Annual Conference for People with Disabilities : Conference supports DEWA strategy to empower people with disabilities and contribute to integrating them into society as individuals capable of innovation and creativity.

2016-06-09 : Holly Robinson Peete Speaks on Importance of Hiring People with Disabilities : Holly Robinson Peete speaks at Gatepath Event on importance of hiring people with disabilities - Special announcement about son RJ landing job with Los Angeles Dodgers.

2016-05-25 : UN Humanitarian Summit Endorses New Charter for Persons with Disabilities : A new charter to significantly improve living conditions of persons with disabilities during emergencies has been endorsed at the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit.

2016-05-22 : St. Louis HELP Collects Over 15 Tons of Home Health Equipment in One Day : St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program will revitalize and lend the equipment for free.

2016-05-21 : Include Disability In All Humanitarian Action - UN Rights Expert : In her report, Ms. Devandas Aguilar urges all governments to engage in direct consultation with organizations of people with disabilities.

2016-05-11 : Eliminating Waiting Period for SSDI for People with ALS - ALS Disability Insurance Access Act : ALS Disability Insurance Access Act introduced in Congress to eliminate waiting period for Social Security Disability Insurance for people with ALS.

2016-05-06 : List of Most Popular American Boy and Girl Baby Names : A list from the U.S. Social Security listing the top 200 baby names for boys and girls.

2016-05-02 : Correcting Bad Paper Discharges for Combat Veterans with PTSD : Many servicemembers are separated on other than honorable terms for behavioral symptoms related to PTSD which disqualifies them from VA benefits, including VA healthcare.

2016-04-26 : Netflix to Add Accessible Audio Descriptions for The Blind : Netflix will make movies and videos accessible by adding audio description for their blind customers.

2016-04-21 : Amputees Being Denied Coverage By Private Insurers Based On Unfinalized Medicare Rule : Medicare rule is being exploited by private health care insurers to deny coverage to amputees for previously approved medical care and devices.

2016-04-18 : 57 Months Prison Sentence for Disability Benefits Fraud : John W. Caltabiano, Jr. sentenced to 57 months prison after jury found him guilty of fraudulently obtaining federal and state disability benefits.

2016-04-15 : Americans Now Living Longer - But With Disability or Health Issues : Study reveals increased longevity not necessarily indicative of good health, as most age groups live longer with disability or health problems.

2016-04-15 : Stem Cells Show Reversal of Disability in Multiple Sclerosis : Stem cell treatment improves established disability in patients with progressive MS and shows there is hope future treatment is possible.

2016-04-13 : Brother of Shark Tank Star Barbara Corcoran Walks Again After Spine Surgery : John Corcoran, brother of Barbara Corcoran, became paralyzed after a horrific motorcycle accident last fall and is now getting back to life as he always knew it.

2016-04-06 : Federal Court Rules Properties Must Be Accessible to People with Disabilities Before Occupancy : Ruling ensures persons with disability have access to same level of housing as people without disabilities.

2016-04-05 : New Federal Policies For Education Of Homeless Children Will Impact Every School District : New federal policies for education of homeless children to take effect next year; decision impacts every school district nationwide.

2016-03-03 : False Claims Act Medical Device Lawsuit - Record $623M Settlement : False claims act whistleblower lawsuit prompts medical device titan to strike a record $623m settlement.

2016-01-14 : Call for U.S. Ziplining Safety Standards : As popularity of ziplining grows so do injuries - researchers call for adoption of uniform safety standards across America.

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