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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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Harmful Chemicals Are Everywhere — But What Does That Mean?

June 17, 2016  |  Research

Everything from our plastic water bottles and cosmetics to our non-stick frying pans contains chemicals that accumulate in our bodies. But it is unclear what effects these chemicals might have on human health and well-being.A report released this week by the Environmental Working Group, a research and advocacy group based

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Learn about ADA Standards for Accessible Parking

June 16, 2016  |  News

The Access Board has released the next installment of its online guide to accessibility standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). The new material, which covers Chapter 5 of the standards, features an animation and technical bulletins on accessible parking and passenger

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ADA Compliance Guide for Employers Offering Workplace Wellness Programs

June 16, 2016  |  News

EEOC Issues Sample Notice For Employers Offering Wellness ProgramsWASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today posted on its website a sample notice that will help employers who have wellness programs comply with their obligations under a recently issued Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rule. The notice is

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