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Google Unveils New Accessibility Initiatives

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Google Unveils New Accessibility Initiatives

Source: Disability Scoop / by Shaun Heasley | May 9, 2019 Tech giant Google says it is working on multiple projects designed to improve day-to-day life for people with various disabilities. At its annual developer conference this week, the company revealed several accessibility initiatives. Google CEO Sundar Pichai demonstrated how a new Live Caption feature on Android phones will transcribe any audio or video — no matter its origin — in real time and allow users who don’t speak to respond by typing. To continue reading please click here...

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Financing

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Financing

Financing is available through external sources such as One Main Financial. For more information, please visit their website at: https://www.onemainfinancial.com/ .

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Veterans Can Get Increased Disability Compensation

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Veterans Can Get Increased Disability Compensation

Source: military.com / Week of January 28, 2019 Did you know that you can have your VA disability compensation benefitincreased by the Department of Veterans Affairs? Many types of medical conditions get worse over time. If you are getting disability benefits from the VA, you have the right to request that your rating be increased if your medical condition gets worse or causes your health to deteriorate. Before you file for an increase in your disability rating, make sure you know what you can expect from the VA, and be prepared for both the best and worst outcomes you might face...

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Daniel Romanchuk, Manuela Schaer win Boston Marathon wheelchair divisions

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Daniel Romanchuk, Manuela Schaer win Boston Marathon wheelchair divisions

Source: Boston.com / By Matt Pepin April 15, 2019 Daniel Romanchuk on Monday became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon wheelchair division since 1993. Romanchuk, who was third last year, finished with a time of 1:21:36. “I knew it was possible, it’s a matter of just everything coming together,’’ Romanchuk said in a televised post-race interview. “Glory to god for the opportunity to race today.’’ To continue reading please click here >>> ....

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Op-Ed: UC Berkeley should create a disability cultural space

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Op-Ed: UC Berkeley should create a disability cultural space

Source: The Daily Californian / April 16, 2019BY ALENA MORALES | SPECIAL TO THE DAILY CAL Wheeling to my very first meeting of the Student Coalition for Disability Rights, I was ecstatic to meet other disabled students and gather in a place I could eventually call home. UC Berkeley’s reputation of being the birthplace of the Disability Rights Movement was not lost on me, and I had anticipated an environment that was universally accessible to my community. I did not expect our meeting to be held in the basement of Evans Hall, in a room that did not have an accessible door with seating that...

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AN ALL-ELECTRIC FORD F-150 IS COMING…EVENTUALLY

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on AN ALL-ELECTRIC FORD F-150 IS COMING…EVENTUALLY

Source: Motor Trend / by Ed Tahaney  / January 18, 2019 Ford is the king of pickup truck sales, and it wants to stay that way. A big part of the plan is continued innovation, and on the heels of introducing a fully aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup for the current generation, the Blue Oval has confirmed an all-electric F-150 is coming. This model will be in addition to the previously announced hybrid version coming in 2020. Ford global marketing chief Jim Farley told investors at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive Conference in Detroit that plans are in the works to electrify the best-selling...

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