Tuesday, March 29, 2005

New NCD Listserv

The National Council on Disability has issued this press release:

WASHINGTON, March 28 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) today launched a new disability listserv that will provide critical information on issues affecting people with disabilities, including a monthly newsletter known as the NCD Bulletin, news releases, legislative updates, and other newsworthy items.

The NCD listserv will be maintained by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), which currently operates 19 government listservs ( http://listserv.access.gpo.gov/ ). Use of GPO as the site administrator will help maintain system integrity.

To subscribe to the NCD’s listserv, send the following command: SUBSCRIBE NCD-NEWS-L (FIRSTNAME LASTNAME) to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ACCESS.GPO.GOV or go to http://listserv.access.gpo.gov/ and click on "Online mailing list archives," then select "NCD-NEWS-L" and complete the short subscription form.

NCD is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress to enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families. In 1986, NCD first proposed and then drafted the original ADA.

NCD’s overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability; and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.

NCD is currently working on a series of reports known as "Investing in Independence," which interrelate with centerpiece initiatives presented in President Bush's New Freedom Initiative. These reports focus on transitioning people from social security income to work; long-term supports and services; the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act; and, financial incentives related to employment and living independently.

For more information, contact Mark Quigley at 202-272-2004 or 202-272-2074 TTY or visit NCD’s award-winning Web site at http://www.ncd.gov.


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