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    U.N. Disabilities Treaty

    Eric Buehlmann talked about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a treaty which aims to establish minimum international standards for people with…

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    Disabilities Rights and International Law

    Witnesses testified on the Disability Treaty, a law that, if ratified, would extend Americans' disability rights to disabled people in foreign countries.

    1,499 views
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    Employing People with Disabilities

    Governors talked about employment challenges for intellectually and physically disabled individuals and the roles both state governments and businesses could play in advancing employment…

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    Talking Book and Braille Library

    New York State Librarian Bernie Margolis talked about the New York State Talking Book and Braille Library. Part of the Library of Congress, this federally-funded library provides…

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    Americans with Disabilities Act

    Matthew Brault and Curtis Decker talked about the anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic…

    1,425 views
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    Federal Disability Payments

    Damian Paletta talked about the cost of the federally based disability payments and who qualifies to receive them. Other topics included the history and evolution of the program and…

    437 views
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    Book Discussion on Hope Unseen

    Scotty Smiley talked about his book Hope Unseen: The Story of the U.S. Army’s First Blind Active-Duty Officer. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
    This was a…

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    Global Autism Awareness

    Officials from domestic and international groups testified about autism. Among the topics they addressed were international efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the…

    4,239 views
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    Crystal Kayiza StudentCam Interview

    Crystal Kaylza spoke about her third prize-winning video, A New Vision, one of the high school section third prize winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary…

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    A New Vision

    One of the high school section third prize-winning videos, A New Vision, was produced by Crystal Kayiza, a senior at Jenks High School in Jenks, Oklahoma.
    C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam…

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    21st Century Communications and Video Act Signing

    President Obama signed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.

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    Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary

    Witnesses testified on the legacy and future of the Americans with Disabilities Act 20 years after its enactment.

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    Book Discussion on Chasing Normality

    Richard Wieler talked by telephone from Lincoln, Nebraska, about his book Chasing Normality: With a Little Help from Family and Friends. Dick Wieler was left in a state of permanent and…

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    Helen Keller Statue Unveiling

    A statue of Helen Keller was unveiled in the Capitol Rotunda. Participants in the ceremony talked about her life and legacy, praising her as a trailblazer and an inspiration for those…

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    Secretary Duncan Remarks on Special Education

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke about the role parents and educators play in assisting children and youth with disabilities. He talked about his commitment to prevent…

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    19th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act

    President Obama signed a proclamation celebrating the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilties Act.

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    Book Discussion on A Different Life

    Quinn Bradlee talked about the difficulties of being both mentally and physically disabled while growing up among the Washington elite. Mr. Bradlee is the son of former Washington…

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    Programs for Disabled Veterans

    Mr. Violante discussed federal programs offered to disabled veterans and how much they are funded. He responded to audience telephone calls and electronic mail.

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    Roberts Confirmation Hearing, Day 4 Part 5

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on the appointment of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated after the death of Chief Justice William…

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    Americans With Disabilities Act

    Mr. Kuczynski talked about the 15th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, how the Act has been implemented, and its effects on the workplace. He…

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