Deaf people watching the Nelson Mandela memorial were bemused and shocked by a "fake" sign language interpreter on stage whose gestures were unintelligible, activists said Wednesday. ...
... Hundreds of people took to social media to express their anger at the interpreter's gestures, and several deaf groups confirmed his signing did not reflect the comments being made to honor the anti-apartheid icon. ...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ... announced that it plans to issue a $50 million funding opportunity announcement to help Community Health Centers establish or expand behavioral health services for people living with mental illness, and drug and alcohol problems. ...
... AbleRoad is a website that allows PWDs, their families and caregivers to review any public space in the world and rate it for factors such as wheelchair/mobility accessibility and ease of access for people who are blind/low vision; deaf/hard of hearing; or those with cognitive disabilities. ...
2014 - 2018 Kansas Consolidated Plan and 2014 Action Plan Comments by TILRC Executive Director Mike Oxford - The Consolidated Plan serves as the State's policy guide for publicly funded housing programs for low-to-moderate income persons and families (CDBG); very low and low-income households (HOME ); homeless individuals and families (ESG); and individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA).
A Longitudinal Study of Playground Surfaces to Evaluate Accessibility: Final Report - this study evaluates a variety of playground surfaces, their costs, and their ability to meet accessibility requirements while documenting deficiencies that arise upon initial installation or those that might require maintenance after a 3-5 year period of use.
Experience of Voters with Disabilities in the 2012 Election Cycle - This report examines the impact of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 by documenting the experiences of voters with disabilities during the 2012 general election cycle.
Ask the EEOC: Questions and Answers, December 17, 2013, 1pm CT
Working from Home with Ticket to Work, December 18, 2013, 2-4pm CT
Accessible Alterations, January 09, 2014, 1:30-3pm CT
Frequently Asked Questions on the ADA: Fixed Route and ADA Complementary Paratransit, February 26, 2014, 1-2:30
Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities Survey - The Kansas DD Council is seeking your input on the effectiveness of our advocacy, capacity building and systems change activities. Please click on the preceeding link to complete a brief (3 questions) survey by December 16th about your opinion on the work of the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities.
The NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) is conducting a survey to understand the accessibility and usefulness of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). These alerts are automatic, provide AMBER alerts and weather emergency notifications, and do not require registration or a subscription to receive them. Participants who complete the survey may be eligible for one of two $100 Amazon gift cards. To take the survey by phone, please email DeeDee Bennett or call 404/385-4618.
Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire survey to improve scientific understanding of the health outcomes and health care needs of people with intellectual disabilities.
Empirical Examination of Caregiver Empowerment, Appraisal, and Depressive Symptoms among Siblings of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Survey - Dr. Anne F. Farrell, HDFS, of the University of Connecticut is conducting a survey of siblings of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are 18 years old or older and living in the United States. If you provide care and support to brothers and sisters with I/DD you are invited to take this online survey which explores empowerment, thoughts and beliefs and mood among adult siblings.
Wireless RERC Survey on Emergency Communications & People with Disabilities - This survey by the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center asks you to share some information about yourself, your experiences, and your preferences for communicating in emergencies. Your answers will be used to improve accessibility of emergency communications for people of all ages and abilities.
ITEM Coalition Survey on Access to Assistive Devices Under Medicare - The Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition is surveying Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities and chronic conditions to assess their experience accessing the devices they need to function independently in everyday life. ITEM is interested in getting feedback from individuals who access medical device and assistive technology in areas where Medicare has implemented a selective provider contracting program known as the DME Competitive Bidding Program, and comparing that feedback to individuals who use devices outside of those areas.
SABE Self Determination Survey - Tell SABE if your local or statewide self advocacy organization's activities help its members to be more self-determined.
PECS Survey for Parents of Children with Autism - This survey askes asks parents to describe their children's Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) training, their children's PECS use, and their own attitudes towards PECS.
SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD! - Help eliminate the use of the R-word in everyday speech.