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Higher unemployment, lower wages for people with disabilities - WTOP

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Higher unemployment, lower wages for people with disabilities
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With a grant from the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration, his family hired a skills educator from the Arc of Frederick County.
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Hillsboro mom writes book about raising son with Angelman Syndrome - OregonLive.com

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Hillsboro mom writes book about raising son with Angelman Syndrome
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Looking at all the literature on other disorders like Down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy, Lyman began to agree. If you go.
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Disabled people speak in forum to enlighten legislators - Columbus Dispatch

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In central Ohio and throughout the nation, people with developmental disabilities are finding their voices.
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FREE and Discounted Autism Awareness Month apps (6th April edition) - Smart Apps For Kids

FREE and Discounted Autism Awareness Month apps (6th April edition)  - Smart Apps For Kids | The Arc Maryland Advocacy | Scoop.it
(Also check out our Good Free Apps of the Day : SEVEN Apps by Dan Russell-Pinson) April is Autism Awareness Month, with April 2 declared Worldwide Autism Awareness Day by the United Nations.
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A No-Tech/Low-Tech Integration of UDL–”Fantastic!”

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"As the CCSS has been crafted with principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to support inclusive access for all students with identified learning needs and/or disabilities, English Learners, linguistic minority students, as well as students from fragile families, many educators respond with concern that without technological resources, they feel challenged to design instruction to meet the diverse needs of their students. While technology can provide expanded access, there are many “no-tech and low-tech” options that many teachers utilize that are also UDL-considerate." - Jennifer Finney-Ellison


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Happy Geese: A New iPad Gaming App for Children with Autism

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To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day, Appically has launched Happy Geese, a new gaming app specially designed for children with special needs that runs on iPad and iPad mini.

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Couple With Down Syndrome Says They Were Mistreated At South Jersey Movie ... - CBS Local

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He found two seats in the back of the theater. They were not together,” AnnaRose Rubright explained.
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Pennsylvania HB1114 | 2013-2014 | Regular Session

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Summary Establishing a bill of rights for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and conferring powers and duties on the Department of Public Welfare.
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Pope's hug embraced everyone with disabilities, dad says - Catholic News Agency

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Catholic News Agency Pope's hug embraced everyone with disabilities, dad says Catholic News Agency The father of a boy with special needs, whose iconic hug from Pope Francis has captured the world's attention, says that the Pope in that instant...
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Griffin MouthStick Helps iPad Owners Overcome Disabilities | PadGadget

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Touchscreen devices have revolutionized computer technology, but for those that don’t have the ability to touch a screen, it has been little more than an interesting looking slab of metal and glass.

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In First, State Bans Abortions Related To Disabilities - Disability Scoop

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A new law in North Dakota will make the state the first in the nation to prohibit abortion as a result of genetic abnormalities like Down syndrome that are detected prenatally.
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WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY, 2013 - The White House (blog)

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Today, public health officials estimate that 1 in every 88 children in America is growing up on the autism spectrum.
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Pennsylvania HB1114 | 2013-2014 | Regular Session

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Summary Establishing a bill of rights for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and conferring powers and duties on the Department of Public Welfare.
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Employment Continues To Yo-Yo For People With Disabilities - Disability Scoop

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Employment Continues To Yo-Yo For People With Disabilities
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The unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities edged upward last month, as employers added fewer jobs across the board, the U.S.
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Voters to consider new tax to help people with developmental disabilities - Chicago Tribune

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Those who live and work with people with disabilities tell a common tale: As funding has dwindled, the need has increased.
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Boy born with cerebral palsy takes his first steps at the age of three after ... - Daily Mail

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Brave toddler Aiden Farrell has taken his first steps after having injections of the anti-ageing cosmetic drug botox in his legs.
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Pope's embrace of boy with cerebral palsy touches world's faithful - NigerianMuse

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Pope Francis lifted Dominic, who has cerebral palsy, while embracing and kissing him.
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Housing help on hiatus: Sequestration means those seeking rental assistance ... - Journal Times

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Meet Teen Eli Reimer - the First Person with Down Syndrome to Climb Mt. Everest - People Magazine

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After 10 days, 17,000 feet and 70 miles, the Oregon teenager became the first person with Down syndrome to reach Mt.
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CDC - Developmental Disabilities Home - NCBDDD

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CDC works to identify causes of Developmental Disabilities and opportunities to prevent them.
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Judge: Insurer Wrong To Deny Autism Coverage - CBS Local

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - A federal judge has ruled that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan was wrong to deny coverage for certain autism treatment services.
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Village Super Market, Inc. & Autism Speaks to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market ... - NASDAQ (press release)

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How Copyright Law Keeps E-Books Inaccessible for People With Disabilities | Slate Magazine

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Recently, the White House made about 114,000 new friends by agreeing that it should be legal to unlock your cellphone. In a response to a We the People petition, a White House adviser wrote that the Obama administration would work to address a recent decision by the librarian of Congress that made unlocking your cellphone illegal under the anti-circumvention measures of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

 

The unlocking furor is just the latest example of popular opposition to the DMCA’s dreaded anti-circumvention measures. The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently issued a report arguing that over the last 15 years, the DMCA has impeded scientific research, innovation, fair use, and more. But among the DMCA’s many flaws is a significant one of which most people aren’t aware: For more than a decade, the act has imposed a barrier to access for people with disabilities. It hinders access to books, movies, and television shows by making the development, distribution, and use of cutting-edge accessibility technology illegal.

 

Making creative works accessible often involves transforming content from one medium to another—such as adapting the audio of a television show to closed captions to make it accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Copyright law ordinarily vests authors of creative works with the exclusive right to create adaptations, such as translations to foreign languages. But making works accessible to people with disabilities is arguably exempt from copyright law under the fair use doctrine and other laws like the Chafee Amendment to the Copyright Act. Congress, federal courts, the U.S. Copyright Office, and even the World Intellectual Property Organization have begun to recognize that it’s bad policy to block efforts to create accessible versions of copyrighted works.


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At least, that’s the case with physical and analog media. But publishers, video programmers, and other copyright owners lock down digital content with digital rights management technology designed to limit users’ ability to access, copy, and adapt copyrighted works to specific circumstances. And copyright owners frequently fail to account for the need to adapt DRM-encumbered works to make them accessible to people with disabilities.

 

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Sobre a inclusão de Pessoas com necessidades especiais / Pessoas com Deficiência.

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Hiring People with Disabilities Presentation at Arlington Heights Village Hall - Patch.com

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Hiring People with Disabilities Presentation at Arlington Heights Village Hall
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The Commission for Citizens with Disabilities will host a presentation on Thursday, April 11, from 7-9 p.m.
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Parliamentarians address the rights of children - UNICEF (press release)

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IPU and UNICEF organized a joint panel that focused on what members of parliaments can do to advance the rights of children with disabilities.
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