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Autism and Technology for Independence – A Quick Look at the Research

For Autism Acceptance Month, we’re highlighting current and recent projects developing and testing technology to support the independence of people with autism at school, at work, and in the community. Continue reading

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One Year Later – NARIC Staff Reflect on COVID and Telework

It’s been a solid year since NARIC staff met to discuss the emerging COVID-19 pandemic and determine how best to meet our patrons’ needs while staying safe and healthy. Together with our management team, we decided to move to telework … Continue reading

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New Research May Help People with TBI Show They Are #MoreThanMyBrainInjury

For Brain Injury Awareness Month, we highlight four new projects whose research aims to show people with TBI they are #MoreThanMyBrainInjury Continue reading

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Heart Month is Here – A Quick Look at Resources to Get Your Heart Pumping!

For Heart Month, we take a quick look at some resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help get your heart pumping! Continue reading

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Statistics Tell the Story of Us

Researchers use statistical data to tell the story of us: how we live, learn, work, and more. This Spotlight post features 15 Research In Focus summaries of NIDILRR-funded statistical studies and the stories they tell. Continue reading

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Low Vision Awareness Month – A Quick Look at Blindness/Low Vision Research from the NIDILRR Community

Meet some of the NIDILRR-funded projects conducting research and development to support people with blindness and low vision! Continue reading

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21st Century Innovation – A Quick Look at High Tech Research from the NIDILRR Community

Last week’s Consumer Electronics Show featured cutting-edge technology for home, work, health, entertainment, transportation, and so much more. Amid the concept cars and homes of the future was technology that is already changing lives. Technologies like virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, … Continue reading

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Plainly Speaking – Sharing Research with a Wider Audience Using Plain Language

Plain language publications like research briefs, magazine articles, blog posts, and even infographics may help researchers share their results with a wider audience. Continue reading

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A Fresh Start for 2021

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021! 2020 was a very difficult year in many ways. People around the world dealt with a pandemic, economic hardship, work and school lives turned upside-down, and much more. On top of all of … Continue reading

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Is Your Research Pitch “Camera Ready”?

In talking with researchers and developers in the NIDILRR grantee community, we’ve learned that they are passionate about their work and excited to share it with their colleagues, practitioners, and, most importantly, people with disabilities and their families. These researchers … Continue reading

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