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Jun 16, 2014, 13:57 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

National Council on Disability Welcomes Phoebe Ball as Legislative Affairs Specialist

The National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and other federal officials and...

May 27, 2014, 09:09 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

Effective Communication for People with Disabilities Before, During, and After Emergencies Evaluated

A new report by the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, examines the accessibility of communication before,...

May 02, 2014, 16:41 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

President Obama Appoints Three New Members and One Returning Member to the National Council on Disability

The National Council on Disability (NCD) – an independent federal agency that recommends disability policy to the Administration, Congress...

Mar 20, 2014, 12:48 ET

National Council on Disability, an Independent Federal Agency, Applauds Increased Availability of Accessible Prescription Drug Label Information

The National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress and other federal agencies on...

Sep 06, 2013, 16:05 ET

President Obama Appoints National Council on Disability Co-Vice Chair Lynnae Ruttledge to Serve on Long-Term Care Commission

The National Council on Disability (NCD) applauds President Barack Obama's appointment of Lynnae Ruttledge to serve on the Commission on Long-Term...

Aug 29, 2013, 12:30 ET

NCD Welcomes Efforts to Restore Section 503 as a Meaningful Requirement for Federal Contractors

The National Council on Disability – an independent federal agency that advises the President and Congress on policy matters affecting the...

Jul 23, 2013, 09:45 ET

As the Americans with Disabilities Act Nears 23rd Anniversary, Federal Agency Assesses the Impact of 2008's ADA Amendments

 Today, the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, released a report titled "A Promising Start: Preliminary...

May 22, 2013, 07:00 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

Federal Agency Offers Analysis of Medicaid Block Grants and Self Direction

The National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency that advises the President, Administration, Congress, and other federal...

Apr 22, 2013, 13:32 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

Former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd to Testify at Policy Forum on Voting Access

The following is being released by the National Council on Disability:   What: Policy Forum: "The Help America Vote Act Ten Years...

Apr 16, 2013, 11:03 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

National Council on Disability Welcomes Rebecca Cokley as Executive Director

Today, National Council on Disability (NCD) welcomed Rebecca Cokley as Executive Director. Cokley was appointed to the position by NCD Chairperson...

Mar 21, 2013, 09:05 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

Independent Federal Agency Evaluates Disability Access Abroad

 The latest report by the National Council on Disability (NCD) – an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and...

Mar 18, 2013, 10:48 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

Independent Federal Agency Recommends Ways To Implement Medicaid Managed Care Without Harming Americans with Disabilities

 With no end to the budget conflict in sight, the National Council on Disability (NCD) – an independent federal agency that advises the...

Feb 05, 2013, 09:55 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

President Appoints New Chair, Three New Members and One Returning Member to the National Council on Disability

 The National Council on Disability (NCD) – an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress and other federal...

Oct 23, 2012, 11:28 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

Independent Federal Agency Launches Toolkit to Speed Closure of State-Run Institutions

"Deinstitutionalization: Unfinished Business" Resources in Moving from Institutions to Independence On Tuesday, October 23, the National...

Oct 15, 2012, 11:54 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

Roadmap for Ending Discrimination Against Parents with Disabilities Applauded by Disability Community

New Government Report Tells Success Stories, Offers Advice for Ending Discrimination     A new report released by the National...

Sep 27, 2012, 15:35 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

Independent Federal Agency Issues Groundbreaking Report "Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children"

On Thursday, September 27, the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, released "Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the...

Jul 19, 2012, 08:09 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

National Council on Disability Welcomes Newest Member, Kamilah Oni Martin-Proctor

The National Council on Disability (NCD) -- an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and other federal agencies on the...

May 26, 2012, 10:54 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

The National Council on Disability Urges Expeditious Senate Approval of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Seven Senators pledge their support for U.S. ratification of the CRPD Today, seven United States Senators issued a statement of...

Apr 23, 2012, 12:39 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

National Council on Disability Releases "Exploring New Paradigms for the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act"

 On April 23, the National Council on Disability will preview findings of their latest report "Exploring New Paradigms for the...

Apr 12, 2012, 11:26 ET
Official crest of the United States government with an eagle clenching 13 arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives representing the 13 original states. The eagle's head faces the olive branch, symbolizing a preference for peace. In its beak, the eagle clutches a scroll with the motto E pluribus unum ("Out of Many, One"). Overhead is a "glory" with 13 stars on a blue circular field.  (PRNewsFoto/National Council on Disability)

National Council on Disability Welcomes Newest Member, Stephanie Orlando

 The National Council on Disability (NCD) -- an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and other federal agencies...

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