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Card Issued for Air Travelers with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a notification card that should make commercial air travel a little easier for people with disabilities.

The blue, wallet-sized card allows people to discreetly notify airport security personnel of a disability, medical condition or medical device that might affect the screening they’re required to undergo before boarding a plane.

Feds Both Seek and Give Advice Re Disability Issues

Two federal agencies are seeking to improve conditions for people with disabilities, in one case by strengthening federal hiring regulations, and in the other by making health care facilities more accessible to people with mobility problems.

Improving employment

The U.S. Department of Labor, through its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), is inviting public comments on ways to strengthen regulations covering the hiring of people with disabilities by federal contractors.

A 'Living Breathing Document': Thoughts on the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act— the ADA — turned 20 on July 26, 2010. How has this landmark civil rights legislation affected your daily life? Have you experienced discrimination in employment, in access or in attitude? What are some of the best changes that have occurred thanks to the ADA — and where do we still need to improve?

The ADA Turns 20

Two decades ago, on July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the landmark civil rights legislation called the Americans with Disabilities Act, intended to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities.

Two decades later, daily life has become much more accessible and fairer in many ways, not only for people with disabilities but for everybody. And yet — in physical accessibility, in employment discrimination, in general public understanding — there still is a ways to go.

Clothing Designers with MD: Striving for Sartorial Excellence

Four young men with powerful entrepreneurial spirits and a flair for design are making inroads in the country’s custom clothing industry. Although each of the three companies offers its own distinctive designs, the owner/operators have a lot in common.

Scholarships for Caregivers

Four $2,500 scholarships — named in honor of a former MDA National Goodwill Ambassador — are being offered by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving.  Deadline for applications is June 1.

The scholarships will provide financial assistance to family, professional, or paraprofessional caregivers of any age who are seeking training or education in specific skills, procedures and strategies that lead to more effective care and protect the health and well-being of the caregiver.

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