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NSM creates 'ADA Chill Spot' at music festival

August 27, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility is the first ADA sponsor of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, a two-day event featuring a diverse lineup of music performers. NSM will create and staff the “National Seating & Mobility ADA Chill Spot” for the Sept. 21-22 event, an accessible air-conditioned tent that will provide an exclusive area for attendees with disabilities and their companions. “This is an opportunity in our own backyard to provide a service that will...

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ADA: Improve insulin access, affordability

May 31, 2018HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - The American Diabetes Association on May 24 released a public policy statement outlining both long- and short-term recommendations for improving insulin access and affordability. The recommendations in “ADA Public Policy Statement: Insulin Access and Affordability” include increasing transparency across the entire insulin supply chain; streamlining the approval process for biosimilar insulins; lowering or removing patient cost-sharing for insulin; and increasing...

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Amramp provides ramps for Christmas tree tour

November 28, 2012HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - For the second straight year, Amramp, a provider of wheelchair ramp systems and wheelchair-accessible showers, will provide ramps for the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree Tour, according to a press release. The ramps will enable those with mobility-challenged disabilities to partake in the tradition, which includes visits to more than 20 communities. Amramp's ramp system, which U.S. Forestry personnel will set up and break down at each stop of the tour, is fully accessible and ADA-compliant.

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20th anniversary of ADA: A time of celebration and shame

September 26, 2010Mike Mallaro

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landmark legislation that helped bring people with disabilities into the mainstream. Historically, society tended to isolate and segregate individuals with disabilities. The 1990 law sought to assure equality of opportunity, full participation in society and independent living. No longer would the most frail among us be subject to isolation and discrimination. Today there are 54 million Americans living with a disability,...

ADA, Competitive Bidding, Mike Mallaro, VGM

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Of celebration and shame

August 6, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

It turns out I'm not the only one who has mixed feelings about celebrating this year's 20th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (Read my blog here). Mike Mallaro, CIO and CFO of The VGM Group, finds it hard to celebrate the landmark legislation with competitive bidding out there, ready to strip certain freedoms from people with disabilities. Here's an op-ed piece Mallaro wrote that appeared in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with...

ADA, Competitive Bidding, Mike Mallaro, On The Editor's Desk, VGM

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The American with Disabillities Act (ADA) and mixed signals

July 26, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

On this 20th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), there were numerous articles in the mainstream press about how far we've come in, among other things, making the country an easier place to navigate for people in wheelchairs. Hooray for that! Of course, there's still a lot of work to be done, as this opinion piece on National Public Radio makes clear: For the Disabled, What A Difference One Inch Makes. As I was reading all of these articles, however, I couldn't help but think...

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