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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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Disability News Update – February 6, 2012

February 6, 2012
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 The Weekly Disability News Update is a product of the Lead On Update — your point for the weekly news made by and affecting the disability community. For archived news and more links to disability information, visit the Lead on Update at http://leadonupdate.wordpress.com. Upcoming Events   February 9, 2012 Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee...
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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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Post State of the Union Presidential Conversation Today at 5:30pm EST

January 30, 2012
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Today’s the day, January 30th and at 5:30 pm EST the President will answer the public’s questions in a conversation – “Hang out with the President” streamed live on WhiteHouse.gov, YouTube.com/WhiteHouse and on the White House Google+ page. There were a lot of issues brought up in the President’s State of the Union speech and a number that...
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What would you ask President Obama? – This is your Opportunity to be Heard

January 25, 2012
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What would you ask President Obama? – This is your Opportunity to be Heard

Just a quick update for Day in Washington readers.  In the wake of the State of the Union there was some heartburn over a visible lack of presence of a disability discussion (as well as a lack of closed captioning on the web video – I was told)  Now that the State of the...
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Educational Testing, Students with Disabilities, and a Letter from the EEOC

January 23, 2012
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Educational Testing, Students with Disabilities, and a Letter from the EEOC

Cross-Posted at Tales of the Angry Negro 2012 is here and not to be outdone by the ever-lengthening parade of Holiday foods, gift giving, and the lighting of candles, 2011 managed to pack in a few last minute surprises for us all. One of these gifts has come from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and...
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Day in Washington Pharma Hack

December 23, 2011
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It looks like my site has become victim of the Pharma Hack.  My apologies for those of you who’re reading Tramadol ads rather than actual disability policy and political content.  We hope to get the situation taken  care of promptly. Best, Day
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Presidential Proclamation — International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 5, 2011
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Presidential Proclamation — International Day of Persons with Disabilities

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we recommit to ensuring people living with disabilities enjoy full equality and unhindered participation in all facets of our national life. We recognize the myriad contributions that persons with disabilities make at home and abroad, and...
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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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