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New Resolution on Human Rights and Disability: On April 20, 2004, the Commission on Human Rights adopted a new resolution on the human rights of persons with disabilities. Visit

Diabetes Report: "Progress Report 2003," released by the Canadian Diabetes Association, outlines disparity in diabetes-related service and management across Canada. The report is available on the website:

Employment Study: The Canadian Abilities Foundation has released a study, "Neglected or Hidden: Connecting Employers and People with Disabilities in Canada," which explores the causes of the high unemployment rate in the disabled community.

Job Hunting Resources Book: Blindskills, Inc. has produced Job Hunting Resources for People with Vision Impairments. It is available for $10 (U.S.) in large print, cassette and computer diskette. Contact: 1-800-860-4224. Blindskills, Inc. P.O. Box 5181, Salem, OR 97304-0181

Book for Parents of Disabled: Reflections From A Different Journey: What Adults With Disabilities Want All Parents to Know, edited by Stanley D. Klein, Ph.D., and John D. Kemp , covers both physical and mental disabilities, and addresses such issues as public attitudes, sexuality and the importance of unconditional love and the encouragement of children with disabilities to be themselves and dream. (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, $27.95).

New Courses from Hadley: The Hadley School for the Blind, which offers tuition-free correspondence courses in accessible formats, now offers two new series related to children. The Social Skills Series is comprised of three courses (Foundation, Preschool Years and Elementary Years) and explains how to teach blind and vision-impaired children the necessary social skills to interact with others. The Parenting Series (three courses: Preparation, Infancy and Early Years) suggests strategies for blind and vision-impaired parents in raising children. For more information or to enroll, contact the Hadley School for the Blind, 700 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL 60093-2554 USA; 1 800 526-9909; email: Website:

A to Z of Blindness and Vision Loss: The American Foundation for the Blind has re-launched its website with new features including an eye condition glossary, "etiquette tips," and a searchable database of assistive technology. AccessWorld, a technology magazine, and CareerConnect, a list of employment mentors, remain on the site.

Vision Connection: This is a one-stop fully accessible, informative and interactive global internet portal for people who are blind or partially sighted, professionals, families and friends Website:

Disabled World Debuts Website: This new Montreal-based website features product reviews, news, forums, chat rooms, research and other disability-related information.

Activity Website: This new interactive website from the Active Living Alliance helps Ontarians find inclusive activities in their communities. From gardening to yoga to rock climbing and alpine skiing, it directs visitors to available sports, recreation and activity programs. 1-800-311-9565 TTY (416) 426-7414

NFB Travel and Tourism Listserve: To promote independent travel of blind persons and to serve as a platform for collective self-expression, the NFB Travel & Tourism has launched anew listserve. To subscribe, either go to or send email to and put the word subscribe in the subject line.

Hawaii Rules Re Guide Dogs: Recent amendments have been made to Hawaii?s policy on admitting travelers with guide dogs. You can access information regarding Hawaii's rabies exclusion program at the Department of Agriculture website:

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