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Labor Department Announces $50.5 Million in Grants to Help States Expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs — Applications Due September 7

June 24, 2016  |  News

The U.S. Department of Labor will award 33 grants totaling $50.5 million to help states across the country expand registered apprenticeship programs. The ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grants will help workers train for jobs in information technology, health care, manufacturing, building trades, cybersecurity and business services. They will also expand opportunities for people with disabilities, at-risk youth,

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Unemployment Rate for People with Disabilities Fell in 2015

June 24, 2016  |  News

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday, June 21, 2016USDL-16-1248Technical information: (202) 691-6378 * cpsinfo@bls.gov * www.bls.gov/cpsMedia contact: (202) 691-5902 * PressOffice@bls.gov PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY: LABOR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS -- 2015In

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Mexico City from a wheelchair: 'There's no second chance on these streets'

June 23, 2016  |  News

Abraham Plaza is on a mission to break down the countless barriers – physical, mental and social – that make daily life in Mexico City so tough for people with disabilities. But with the help of an alliance of NGOs, he finally sees signs of hope.Inaccessible infrastructure makes it hard

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The comic book where disabled heroes save the world

June 18, 2016  |  News

Art from Dan White’s new comic, The Department of Ability. Photograph: © Dan White“We have constant disagreements over who’s better: Superman or Spider-Man,” says Dan White, referring to conversations with his 10-year-old daughter – and superhero inspiration – Emily.“I tell her, ‘Superman has heat rays, x-ray vision and strength.’ She says,

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FDA Information for People with Rare Diseases

June 17, 2016  |  News

Jumping Frenchmen of Maine sounds like an uproarious, modern-day stage show or even a new wave rock group. But it's neither. It's the name of an unusual disorder that causes an extreme startle reaction to unexpected noises or sights. Though little is known about Jumping Frenchmen of Maine, the disorder

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The Sospendo is a Hands-free Solution for Mobile Devices

June 17, 2016  |  News

As great as all of the advances in touch screens technology and mobile devices have been for the spinal cord injury community, they’re not that helpful if you can’t hold the devices or easily touch the screens.I’m fortunate as a C5 quad that I can tap touch screens and grab

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