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RERC Spotlight: Wearable Cameras May Help Blind Individuals Navigate Social Settings, But They May Not Always be Welcomed by Bystanders

The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs) conduct a wide array of research and development in high- and low-tech solutions to help people with disabilities live, learn, and work independently. We’re hanging out in RERC Row for the 2021 RESNA … Continue reading

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Get Up to Speed on the ADA

Celebrate the 31st anniversary of the ADA with some intro or refresher resources from the ADA National Network! Continue reading

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Aging, IDD, and Dementia – A Quick Look at the Research

As people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are living longer, the can develop dementia. Here’s a quick look at research on aging, IDD, and dementia. Continue reading

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This Just In…Your Inbox

Grantees, information centers, and organizations often have free newsletters you can subscribe to for news, updates, and resources. Here are a few we follow! Continue reading

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Staying Fit Together – Family Health and Fitness Day

The second Saturday in June is Family Health and Fitness Day, organized by the National Recreation and Park Association and bringing attention to the importance of parks and recreation in keeping communities healthy. These spaces offer families of all abilities … Continue reading

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Highlighting Research In Focus: Global Accessibility Awareness Day

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we’re looking way beyond websites to envision an accessible and inclusive digital world. Continue reading

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Quick Looks: Research for Mental Health Awareness Month

We take a quick look at some of the current NIDILRR-funded projects supporting full participation at work, at school, and in the community for people with psychiatric disabilities. Continue reading

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Quick Looks: Research and Development to Support People with Limb Loss/Limb Difference

April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. According to the Amputee Coalition, more than 2 million Americans are living with limb loss or limb difference, and about 28 million are at risk for amputation surgeries in any year … Continue reading

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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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