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Women in Combat Today, People with Disabilities in the Military Tomorrow?

February 4, 2013
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The following article was originally written for the Lead On Update. Recently, Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, lifted the ban on women in combat. Women would be allowed equal opportunity to participate in combat operations. There have been a variety of responses from the public, but I think that in general most people are...
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Sandy Hook Shooting: A Policy Response

December 18, 2012
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Sandy Hook Shooting: A Policy Response

Like most people around the country I find  Newtown, Connecticut in my thoughts and the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School weighing heavily on my mind and heart.  And just like everyone else, I find myself at loose ends in wanting to do something about it. Anything.  Anything that might help prevent something similar...
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Quotable – @AimeeMullins on the Power of Words #Disability #Adversity

May 28, 2012
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Yes, this is an old speech, but I thought it’d be great to put in an excerpt as this week’s “Quotable.” “I’d like to share with you a discovery that I made a few months ago while  writing an article for Italian Wired. I always keep my thesaurus handy whenever  I’m writing anything, but...
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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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Best Wheelchairs, Oracle and @GailSimone – Suggestions Welcome

January 16, 2011
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Or what to look for in a wheelchair (for a comic book character). Those of you who know me, know I am a huge fan of comic books.  What could be better, it is a medium that in many ways highlights ordinary people doing extraordinary things because it is the RIGHT thing to do.  I...
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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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New – Disability Video is Featured on DIW

February 1, 2010
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There have been many changes going on here at Day in Washington. Some have been cosmetic, such as the new layout, but others are more substantial, such as the fact that we now carry content from a variety of contributors. One of the changes is the addition of a “Featured Disability Video.” As many...
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