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Chicagoan Kareem Dale Tapped to be Obama White House Disability Policy Advisor
Vice President Biden on Thursday announced the appointment of Chicagoan Kareem Dale as Special assistant to the President for Disability Policy. Dale, who is partly blind, was the Disability Vote Director for the Obama presidential campaign.
From Chicago Sun-Times, February 13, 2009

Biden Honors a Movement at the Special Olympics
Yesterday Vice President Biden honored what he called the "movement" for the rights of the disabled.
From The White House Blog post, February 13, 2009

Vice President Joe Biden Announces Kareem Dale As Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy
Vice President Joe Biden today announced Kareem Dale as Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy. The Vice President, who was leading a Presidential Delegation at the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho, made the announcement during a stop at the Special Olympics’ Healthy Athletes Event, a worldwide program in which athletes receive a variety of health screenings and services.
From The White House Press Release, February 12, 2009

Literacy Bridge Launches Pilot Program in Ghana
New technology provides children and adults with access to critical information such as farming best practices and disease prevention techniques, while helping to boost literacy skills
From Business Wire, February 11, 2009

VIDEO INTERVIEW with Axel Leblois, G3ict Executive Director - U.N. Program in Atlanta Promotes Digital Access for Disabled
It is a statistic that simply does not make sense to Axel Leblois. In many countries, including the United States, the unemployment rate for blind persons of working age tops 70 percent.
From Global Atlanta, February 10, 2009

Remarks of Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, on Disabled Persons' Rights as a Driver of the New U.S. Foreign Policy
Town Hall Meeting - Remarks of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Disabled Persons' Rights as a Driver of the New U.S. Foreign Policy
From Media-dis-n-dat.blogspot.com, February 04, 2009

Ontario May Enact Assistive Technologies Standard
By now we’re used to the fact that most buildings with stairs have a ramp that allows those in wheelchairs to gain access, but the same isn’t true of our Web sites and other software. The Ontario government is thinking about closing that gap.
From IT World Canada, February 03, 2009

World's Largest Accessible Online Library for People with Print Disabilities Offers More Accessibility and Ease of Use - Benetech Launches New Bookshare Library
Bookshare, the world's largest accessible online library for people with print disabilities, has been completely rebuilt to make it significantly easier for individuals with print disabilities to access the books they want and need.
From PRWeb, February 01, 2009

Hotels' Disability Accessibility Will Show on Web sites
A disability rights class-action lawsuit filed against two of the nation's largest Internet-based travel agencies was settled this week, giving disabled travelers a way to search and book rooms accommodating their needs.
From Oakland Tribune, January 28, 2009

NEC Foundation of America Announces New Grants
NEC Foundation of America today announced grants totaling $230,150 to five organizations that advance the independence and full participation in society of people with disabilities through the use of innovative technology.
From Nec Foundation / Press Release, January 26, 2009

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