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Disability News Update – February 20 – 26, 2012

February 26, 2012
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Employment USDA Expands Farming for Disabled Americans Western Farm Press | February 22, 2012 Responding to the needs of a growing population of farmers and ranchers living with a disability, the USDA awarded 23 grants to organizations to help thousands of people with disabilities continue their chosen agricultural professions. Read the article: USDA Expands...
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Disability News Update – February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012
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The Disability News Update is coordinated by the Lead On Update. The get weekly updates of disability happenings or to search by category, visit the Lead On Update at www.leadonupdate.wordpress.com Upcoming Events February 13 – March 9, 2012 Foundations of ASD: National Autism Online Training Series Autism Spectrum Disorders are considered to be a...
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Requiring Closed Captioning on the Internet!

January 30, 2012
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Requiring Closed Captioning on the Internet!

Last week, the Federal Communicatons Commission released a Report and Order adopting rules to implement certain closed captioning provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA). The details and why this is a big deal? They’re requiring that all video programming that is shown on television with closed captions be...
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ADA Anniversary Links from Around the Web

July 27, 2011
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Please note that inclusion of any specific article or blog post does not necessarily indicate endorsement by Day in Washingtion of any statements or opinions therein. 2011 ADA Address by Kathy Martinez Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy – http://www.dol.gov/dol/media/webcast/20110721-odep/index.htm The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – An “ADA Generation” Perspective” –...
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February Disability Issues – Budget, Delta Settlement and FCC

February 23, 2011
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February Disability Issues – Budget, Delta Settlement and FCC

Just a quick February update.  There’s been quite  lot going on.  Below are a few areas I’d like to lightly touch on (with some informational links) before going into them in more depth during the next few weeks.  I also have on my upcoming blog-list a note to look at the Medicaid issues we’re...
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Top 10 Disability Events of 2010

January 3, 2011
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Top 10 Disability Events of 2010

It’s that time of year again.  As we move forward into 2011 and say goodbye to 2010, lets take a few moments to review the array of disability events, policies and changes that took place.  Below is my Top 10 Disbility Events of 2010. Number 10. The loss of long-time disability scholars and advocates...
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21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act passes the Senate (S. 3304)

August 6, 2010
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21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act passes the Senate (S. 3304)

The following message is from Jenifer Simpson at the American Association of People with Disabilities on the Senate’s passage of the “21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act” (S.3304) by unanimous consent. While this is not H.R. 3101 which many believe offers even greater forward movement in the arena of new media and accessible...
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Federal Communications Commission Celebrates the ADA and Creates Opportunities for Input

July 20, 2010
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Federal Communications Commission Celebrates the ADA and Creates Opportunities for Input

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) celebrated the ADA with a full house event of presenters, performers and a Technology Conference at the U.S. Department of Commerce. There was a video and a number of announcements and presentations made. I wanted to mention a few of the items that came up, including a story...
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