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Press Releases: Disabilities, Health & Medical Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Press Releases category. Though topics may have since been updated they are listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Publication List

2017-09-13 - World's First Online Accessibility Hub Launches Globally - First digital hub of its kind in the world designed to address needs of over 1 billion people facing disability, digital literacy or aging related barriers.
2017-09-03 - Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis Acquires RapidFix Assets from Boss Products USA - Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis (LHB) acquires RapidFix brand of adhesives from Boss Products USA, LLC, of Norton Shores, Michigan.
2016-10-03 - McLane Furthers Focus on Diversity with Expansion of SPARK Initiative - McLane Company, Inc. announces expansion of SPARK, an initiative focused on identifying workplace diversity opportunities through a variety of programs.
2015-08-17 - Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis Partners With Jelmar to Package Environmentally Safe Cleaning Product Sold Internationally - Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis partners with Jelmar company of Skokie, Illinois, to fill and ship bottles of CLR, a safe calcium, lime and rust remover product.
2015-06-09 - Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis Acquires Illinois-Based Supplier of Adhesives and Sealants - Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis acquires Val-A Chicago, Inc., owner and producer of the Tear Mender brand of adhesives and sealants.
2015-02-24 - NCD: Creating Systems for Success at Home, at Work and in the Community - National Council on Disability Releases: Home and Community-Based Services: Creating Systems for Success at Home, at Work and in the Community.
2015-02-09 - Kazakhstan Ratifies Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - The Mazhilis ratified the UN CRPD on Jan. 20 as part of the Kedergisiz Keleshek program being spearheaded by the ruling Nur Otan party.
2015-01-15 - People Can be Convinced They Committed a Crime that Never Happened - Evidence from wrongful-conviction cases shows suspects can be questioned in ways that lead them to falsely believe in and confess to committing crimes they did not commit.
2014-12-18 - The Arc Marks Senate Passage of ABLE Act - As U.S. Senate passed Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act), The Arc released the following statement.
2014-12-10 - Former Merchant Marine with Disabilities Receives Community Quarterback Award from St. Louis Rams - Leo McGeoghegan, disabled in a spinal cord accident, has received a Georgia Frontiere Community Quarterback Award from St. Louis Rams.
2014-10-23 - Iain Fryatt Summits Mt Kilimanjaro in a Mountain Trike - Iain Fryatt, using his Mountain Trike, reaches Uhuru Peak on Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world.
2014-09-05 - Enabling Access to the Media for All - How Does European Law Take Care of Disabled Media Users - The European Audiovisual Observatory examines the current legal state of play in its latest IRIS plus report.
2014-06-24 - Hospital CEOs Receiving Excessive Pay and Storing Public Funds in Cayman Islands - A TV and radio campaign highlights spendthrift hospital CEOs stashing millions of tax dollars in offshore accounts and rewarding themselves with extravagant compensation packages.
2014-06-13 - Lighthouse for the Blind Saint Louis Launches S.O.A.R. Program at Webster University - Young Adults who are legally blind learn to cook, do laundry, clean house and manage money in summer residential program at Webster University.
2014-04-05 - Royal Navy Veteran Amputee Attempts Solo Kayaking Distance Record - Richard Hunt, Royal Navy veteran amputee, launches his 4 month kayaking trip around the UK in attempt to break solo kayaking distance record.
2014-02-28 - Multi-million Partnership to Enhance Technology Access and Education for People with Disabilities - Comcast Nbcuniversal and the Arc launch multi-million dollar national partnership to enhance technology access and education for people with disabilities.
2013-10-28 - Comcast Debuts New Accessibility Offerings During National Disability Awareness Month - Comcast launches dedicated support for customers with disabilities, opens new accessibility lab and offers Special Xfinity On Demand collection of disability-themed programming.
2013-10-12 - AT&T's Corporate Accessibility Technology Office Recognized by G3ict, The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTS - AT&T new white paper explores AT&T efforts to address digital accessibility across the company, empowering employees to excel for the business, and provide solutions for users of all abilities.
2013-09-21 - Disability Rights Now: Lady Liberty Turns Blind and Morphs into Lady Justice - NGO representatives from four continents call for a dismantling of disability barriers.
2013-06-13 - CEA Foundation Supports Raising the Floor with Grant for Accessibility Electronic Products Database - RtF Unified Listing accessibility compatible consumer electronic products database will enable consumers to easily identify devices that best meet their accessibility needs.
2013-06-03 - People with Developmental Disabilities Restoration and Reinvestment Act of 2013 - Advocates are joining members of New York State Legislature in the Capitol to express support for the People with Developmental Disabilities Restoration and Reinvestment Act of 2013.
2013-04-02 - NIH Awards $5.3M Funding to Recipients of Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) program - National Institutes of Health has awarded $5.3 million in initial one-year funding to the latest two recipients of the Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) program.
2013-03-27 - Coventry Youths Step Up to the Challenge - A team of 18 to 19 year olds from Coventry in the running for prestigious national award after impressing judges in first round of Lloyds TSB Money for Life Challenge.
2013-03-21 - Students from Hereward College Give Advice on Wheelchair Design - Chair4Life has a seat which goes up and down enabling disabled children to be at the same height as their friends.
2012-05-12 - Cancer and Pregnancy Leading Disability Causes for Unum - Council for Disability Awareness states 90 percent of disability claims paid are for common illnesses and health conditions.
2012-04-05 - Avril Lavigne, Safeway and People with Disabilities Campaign - In support of People with Disabilities fundraising campaign Safeway is partnering with Avril Lavigne to bring a new exclusive video offer.
2012-03-28 - Addressing Bias and Hate in Media - Media Awareness Network - Media Awareness Network releases digital and media literacy resources to educate how media representations can negatively influence how we view certain groups in society.
2012-01-08 - Family Focus Helps Mothers of Technology Dependent Children Function - Everyday life for parents requires organization and focusing on family helps mothers of technology dependent children function.
2012-01-08 - St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Year of Making a Difference - Year of Making a Difference is a charitable awareness and fundraising initiative managed by Gallop that will benefit non-profit organizations in St. Louis.
2011-12-22 - Enable America Celebrates Record Setting Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities - Enable America reports 2011 resulted in more programs to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities than in any previous year.
2011-12-13 - BMO Calls for Hike in RDSP Contribution Limit - Increase to RDSP lifetime contribution limit is more realistic to meet financial needs of people with disabilities that affords a greater opportunity for extended family members to support a loved one.
2011-11-28 - Kessler Foundation Receives Grants to Study Health Disparities in People with Disabilities - The research expands expertise in spinal cord injury research and will contribute to higher standard of care for people with spinal cord injury.
2011-11-18 - Einstein's New Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab - The mission of the Lab is to understand how the brain function of individuals with autism attention deficit disorder and childhood schizophrenia differs from that of their typically developing peers.
2011-11-10 - Hoveround Corporation Releases New Infomercial - Hoveround Corporation tours across America and meets actual Hoveround power chair owners.
2011-11-01 - Federal "State of the Union" - National Council on Disability - National Council on Disability (NCD) will release National Disability Policy A Progress Report detailing Federal disability policy.
2011-10-12 - Workers with Disabilities Latest Victims of Great Recession - The Great Recession is hurting workers with disabilities who can least afford it.
2011-10-06 - Restoring Prosperity to the Middle Class - At AARP National Event and Expo Barry Rand stressed importance of rebuilding economic security of the once thriving middle class.
2011-09-27 - New Starbucks Card Features Braille Lettering - Starbucks introduces a card featuring the word Starbucks in Braille.
2011-09-02 - National Organization on Disability Salutes Companies Changing the Way America Works - In recognition of Labor Day the National Organization on Disability salutes companies that have recognized Americans with disabilities in employment.
2011-08-28 - Half Price Tickets to Descriptive Audio Shows at Fox Theatre - The Fox Theatre descriptive audio shows with half price tickets for visually impaired people and their companions.
2011-08-09 - Desperate Housewives Star Raises Awareness for OCD and Machine Man Project - Kathryn Joosten helps bring OCD into the Hollywood spotlight by shooting a PSA to raise awareness and support Kellie Madisos latest film Machine Man.
2011-07-29 - Avril Lavigne Rockstar Club - Avril Lavigne Foundation and Easter Seals - Avril Lavigne Rockstar Club at Easter Seals is an initiative to support recreational programming for children and youth with disabilities their families and community.
2011-07-11 - Red Cross Seeking Donors - Blood Supply at Critical Level - The Red Cross is reaching out to eligible blood donors sponsors and community leaders to ask them to recruit people to help meet the needs of patients.
2011-07-07 - Eliminating Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus - Kiwanis International Pledges to Raise US$110 Million - Kiwanis International is mobilizing its Kiwanis members across the globe to provide a much needed push to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.
2011-07-05 - Rethink Autism Wins CODiE Award - Rethink Autism is an honored recipient of the 2011 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Instructional Solution for Special Needs Students.
2011-07-05 - Voice Assist and Adaptel Communications Partner for Visually Impaired - Voice Assist chosen by Adaptel Communications to provide one button access to a virtual assist that responds to voice commands on demand.
2011-06-22 - Physiotherapy Associates Acquires Rehabilitation Consultants, Inc. - Physiotherapy Associates provider of outpatient rehabilitation services has acquired Rehabilitation Consultants Inc (RCI) of Wilmington DE.
2011-06-16 - Joe's Crab Shack Assists Families Affected by Autism - Partnership with Joes Crab Shack will allow us to reach beyond the autism community for much needed support for individuals and families.
2011-06-16 - Physiotherapy Associates Announces Appointments as It Continues National Expansion - Physiotherapy Associates names Andrew DeVoe Chief Executive Officer and Daniel Connors Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.
2010-08-26 - World's Tallest Man Undergoes Gamma Knife Surgery - Worlds Tallest Man Sultan Kosen who is 8 feet 2 inches needs to wait several months to find out if his Gamma Knife surgery was successful.

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