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Government

Free Webinars on Disaster Preparedness & ADA's Impact on Civil Rights - July 16 & 25

Disability Gov - Sun, 07/14/2013 - 23:00

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association will host free webinars in July. Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities will be held on July 16, 2013. The Americans with Disabilities Act & It’s Impact on Civil Rights (ADA) will be on July 25, 2013. Both are from 3 - 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Register by clicking on the title link for each webinar.

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FCC Kicks Off Speaker Series Featuring Innovation in Accessible Technologies - July 16

Disability Gov - Sun, 07/14/2013 - 23:00

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) kicks off its new "Accessibility & Innovation Initiative Speaker Series" on July 16, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Washington, DC. This series focuses on innovation in accessible communications technologies that will benefit people with hearing and speech disabilities. Colorado Professor Clayton Lewis will present "The Future of Inclusive Design Online" on July 16, which will be followed by a demonstration of accessible technology solutions. 

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Webinar on Emergency Preparedness & People Who Use Personal Assistance Services - July 23

Disability Gov - Fri, 07/12/2013 - 23:00

The National Research and Training Center for Personal Assistance Services (PAS) will hold a free webinar as part of its emergency preparedness project. “Emergency Preparedness in PAS Users” will be held on July 23, 2013, from 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern Time. This session will present the results of an online survey and follow-up interviews with individuals who lived through an emergency or disaster that required evacuation or shelter in place. Sign in before start time. 

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Justice Department Settles Lawsuit with Erie County, NY for Discriminating against Employee with Vision Disability

Disability Gov - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 23:00

The U.S. Department of Justice has settled a lawsuit against Erie County, NY for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by discriminating against an employee with a vision impairment. The county allegedly refused to promote an employee with monocular vision because he did not have a commercial driver's license, even though other employees without a commercial driver's license had been promoted. The county is required to provide ADA training to its staff.

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Power Grid Operator Company Settles Lawsuit for Denying Reasonable Accommodation to Employee with Postpartum Depression

Disability Gov - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 23:00

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has charged Midcontinent Independent Transmission System Operator with disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). An employee at the Carmel, IN office had postpartum depression and requested a reasonable accommodation of leave. Her request was denied and she was then fired her for lack of attendance. The company has agreed to train its employees on the obligations under the ADA.

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U.S. Access Board Releases New Guidance on Making Prescription Drug Container Labels Accessible

Disability Gov - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 23:00

The U.S. Access Board has released new guidance on how to make prescription drug container labels accessible to people with vision impairments or who are elderly. The information on drug container labels is often inaccessible to people who can't read print or small type, including dosage, side effects and expiration dates. The guidance covers different ways of making labels accessible, including Braille, large print, auditory technologies such as "talking bottles" and radio frequency identification tags.

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Veterans to Seize the Day in Tampa Bay - July 13-18

Disability Gov - Thu, 07/11/2013 - 23:00

The 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games will be held July 13 - 18, 2013 in Tampa Bay, FL. The event is a sports and rehabilitation program for Veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or certain neurological problems. Over 600 participants are expected to attend this year's event. The games allow newly disabled Veterans to gain sports skills and get to know the other athletes. 

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Study Finds Preschoolers with ADHD Often Have Disorder Throughout Childhood

Disability Gov - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 23:00

A study on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has found that pre-school children diagnosed with ADHD tend to have the disorder throughout childhood. The study also found that a treatment with low doses of Ritalin was effective on children over the short term, but that more research is needed on medication effects over the long term.

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Health Centers to Help Uninsured Get Affordable Health Coverage

Disability Gov - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 23:00

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced $150 million in grants to 1,159 health centers nationwide to enroll uninsured Americans in new health coverage options under the Affordable Care Act. Consumers will get help understanding their coverage options through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program and enrollment in the best plan that fits their needs. Find a health center near you.

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