Assistive Technology Helps People Live at Home and Engage in Their Communities

Please join us today to celebrate National Assistive Technology (AT) Awareness Day. AT is evolving rapidly to support individuals with disabilities and older adults to live at home independently and with a higher quality of life. Smart home devices, including televisions, lights, thermostats, and security systems, now provide extraordinary environmental control opportunities for residents with mobility … Continue reading Assistive Technology Helps People Live at Home and Engage in Their Communities

US Dept of Transportation March 24th Virtual Public Meeting on Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs

The U.S. Department of Transportation is hosting a virtual public meeting regarding air travel by persons who use wheelchairs on March 24, 2022.   During this meeting, there will be an opportunity to listen and learn from persons who use wheelchairs on the difficulties that they encounter during air travel and for airlines to discuss … Continue reading US Dept of Transportation March 24th Virtual Public Meeting on Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs

HHS Issues New Guidance for Health Care Providers on Civil Rights Protections for People with Disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2022 Contact: HHS Press Office202-690-6343media@hhs.gov HHS Issues New Guidance for Health Care Providers on Civil Rights Protections for People with Disabilities Today, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued guidance to health care providers on civil rights protections for people with disabilities. The guidance, issued by HHS’ Office for … Continue reading HHS Issues New Guidance for Health Care Providers on Civil Rights Protections for People with Disabilities

Webinar January 27 2-4PM ET – National Plan Increase Competitive Integrated Employment of People with Disabilities

The Employment First Community of Practice webinar “NEON National Plan to Increase Competitive Integrated Employment” will be held on January 27 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET. Register for “NEON National Plan to Increase Competitive Integrated Employment” In the webinar, Dr. David Mank and Dr. Richard Luecking will discuss the National Expansion of Employment Opportunities Network’s national … Continue reading Webinar January 27 2-4PM ET – National Plan Increase Competitive Integrated Employment of People with Disabilities

Breaking News… Blackberry Devices, Long Presumed Dead, Are Dead

According to USA Today, Blackberry Devices will cease to function correctly after Tuesday, January 4, 2022. In related news, I didn’t know Blackberry devices still existed anywhere in the universe. As of Wednesday, apparently, I will be correct. There is a strange melancholy feeling that accompanies the news that someone (or some thing) you assumed … Continue reading Breaking News… Blackberry Devices, Long Presumed Dead, Are Dead

EEOC Adds New Section Clarifying When COVID-19 May Be a Disability, Updating Technical Assistance

Press Release 12-14-2021 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 technical assistance today adding a new section to clarify under what circumstances COVID-19 may be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act. EEOC’s new questions and answers focus broadly on COVID-19 and the … Continue reading EEOC Adds New Section Clarifying When COVID-19 May Be a Disability, Updating Technical Assistance

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd

https://www.un.org/en/observances/day-of-persons-with-disabilities Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post-COVID-19 world Disability inclusion is an essential condition to upholding human rights, sustainable development, and peace and security. It is also central to the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind. The commitment to realizing … Continue reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd

Register for 11/30: How Disability Drives Innovation with Sinéad Burke, Wesley Hamilton and Jeff Mansfield

The Washington Post LIVE DISABILITY IN AMERICA Tuesday, November 30th 1:30 p.m. ET in partnership with Ford Foundation REGISTER Society was created for individuals with specific physical abilities. Some disability advocates would argue that this reality has bred ingenuity and adaptability among disabled people that drives innovative, technological change. Join Washington Post Live on Tuesday, … Continue reading Register for 11/30: How Disability Drives Innovation with Sinéad Burke, Wesley Hamilton and Jeff Mansfield

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