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Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM EDT
Determined not to let Spinal Muscular Atrophy hasten his independence, Ralph Braun, founder and CEO of the The Braun Corporation, engineered the the world's first motorized scooter, among other mobility assistants, and continues to revolutionize the way Americans with disabilities see their futures.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM EDT
Joseph Sullivan, president of Duxbury Systems, Inc. has been a proponent of braille resources since the company opened in 1975, and was calls chairing "the technical design subcommittee of a BANA-ICEB project, charged with bringing together diverse English braille codes into a single Unified English Braille Code" a high point in his career.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
Nasrin Taei is proud to be making a difference in the lives of Americans through her work in biochemistry -- specifically, "hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart-related abnormality, [that] is the most common cause of sudden death in young athletes at sporting events."
Posted byon April 26, 2012 at 4:45 PM EDT
The Affordable Care Act helps all Americans, including people with disabilities and seniors, live at home with the supports they need, rather than in nursing homes or other institutions, and participate in communities that value their contributions.
Posted byon April 20, 2012 at 7:47 PM EDT
Injured servicemembers take a spin around the South Lawn as part of a four day ride to raise awareness of their cause
Posted byon April 12, 2012 at 2:17 PM EDT
More than 150 nursing organizations and 500 nursing schools throughout America will arm our nation's nurses with a better understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury in the coming years.
Posted byon March 22, 2012 at 1:05 PM EDT
Melissa Stockwell, and two of her fellow triathelete friends, founded Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club as a way for disbaled athletes to remain active and stay encouraged knowing they can do anything.
Posted byon March 20, 2012 at 10:13 AM EDT
Vanessa thought she had excellent health insurance, until her son was born with birth defects. He met his million-dollar lifetime limit and the family was told he was no longer eligble for insurance. The Affordable Care Act changed that.
Implementing Section 508: Improving Access to Government Information and Data for Persons with DisabilitiesPosted byon March 19, 2012 at 10:50 AM EDT
Before proceeding with development of the strategic plan enhancing the White House's commitment to Section 508, the Administration shares why the input of the people is vitally important.
Posted byon February 23, 2012 at 8:11 PM EDT
Peter V. Berns, CEO of The Arc for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, reflects on the positive experience of participating in The Arc's Community Leaders Briefing at the White House.