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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Research: Research traces link between combat blasts and PTSD (The New York Times) Whereas the link between concussions and post-traumatic stress disorder has become clearer in recent years, a specific connection between PTSD … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community – February 2016

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: This man ran the Boston Marathon and is about to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – and he’s blind (Men’s Health) Randy Pierce’s life changed in 1989 when a neurological disorder rendered him … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 9 – Friday, June 13

Human Interest: Comic book adds character with disability (Disability Scoop) In an effort to better reflect modern life, comic book Archie is introducing a first-ever character with a disability. The new character, named Harper, is described as a “fashionista” with … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup — Monday, Feb 17 – Friday, Feb 21

Education: Start-up opens digital door for students with autism (The Philadelphia Inquirer) With financial support from the University of Pennsylvania, among other sources, Autism Expressed teaches digital skills to students with autism in Philadelphia. Founded by a teacher who saw … Continue reading

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May is Healthy Vision Month

In May 2003, the National Eye Institute (NEI), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), established “May is Healthy Vision Month (VHM)” as a national eye health observance. The Vision Health Initiative (VHI) of the Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Offers Accessibility Webinars for Arts and Cultural Organizations

The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in partnership with the Very Special Arts Florida (VSAFL), an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, presents a series of lunch-hour webinars entitled “Successfully Accessible.”  The webinars are … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Two Hispanics with Disabilities in the Entertainment Industry

Hispanic Heritage Month 2012 has focused our attention on well-known Hispanics with disabilities in various careers – from Supreme Court Justices to artists to actors to musicians to writers and so on.  Today, we will be highlighting two amazing entertainers: … Continue reading

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Honoring Latinos with Disabilities during Hispanic Heritage Month

Today, we highlight the artist Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (also known as de Goya), who is considered the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns, and guitarist José Feliciano, who has been referred to … Continue reading

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Honrando a los latinos con discapacidades durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Hoy destacamos el artista Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (también conocido como de Goya), quien es considerado el último de los Maestros Viejos y el primero de los Modernos, y el guitarrista José Feliciano, quien ha sido referido como … Continue reading

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