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New GIFs for Sign Language

  Giphy, the application known for its animated images (GIFs) shared by mobile users, released more than 2,000 American Sign Language words and phrases. Giphy uses videos from the Sign With Robert educational series, adding text descriptions to make the GIFs look like looping flash cards. Giphy users can download and share free of charge. Robert DeMayo, who appears in ...

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) announces NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship winners

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) announced the winners of the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship. There are four scholarships for the fall of 2013 to 2nd year associate students; undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors; and graduate students with disabilities pursuing communication or media-related degrees. The program was launched to encourage more people with disabilities to pursue ...
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Largest Sporting Event in the Western United States of it’s kind, the 7th Annual DisAbility Sports Festival, presented by Molina Healthcare, highlights “Ability over Disability.”

Over 1,000 participants will be engaging in over 25 sports and physical activities, Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 on the campus of Cal State San Bernardino. The free, one-day event provides opportunities for people with disabilities to try a wide range of adaptive sports and activities, and connect with local clubs, leagues & programs in their community. The event is ...
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AT&T Recognized for Helping Employees Succeed

The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) recognizes companies who hire and promote the blind and visually impaired. This year they named AT&T “Company of the Year” for culture that gives all employees the opportunity to excel both personally and professionally. DARS administers programs that help Texans with disabilities find jobs through vocational rehabilitation, ensure that Texans ...
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Art of The Brain

Art of the Brain, a non-profit organization founded by Judi Kaufman is under the auspices of the UCLA Foundation, held its annual fundraising gala to spotlight the talent and strength of brain cancer survivors and raise funds for brain cancer research headed by Dr. Timothy Cloughesy at the UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program.
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Inaugural Address by President Barack Obama

Each time we gather to inaugurate a President we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.  We affirm the promise of our democracy.  We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names.  What makes us exceptional — what makes ...
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An Open Letter To Ann Coulter Using The R-Word

The following is an open letter from Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens to Ann Coulter after her Tweet (“I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.” – 8:19 PM – 22 Oct 12) during the Presidential debate. Dear Ann Coulter, Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t ...