Author Archives: naricspotlight

Valentine’s Day: Spending Quality Time with the People We Love

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, a day often dedicated to love. For people with and without disabilities, healthy, loving relationships between partners, family, and friends can be an important part to living independently and fully participating in the community. These relationships … Continue reading

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Celebrating Low Vision Awareness Month with Research!

In February, the National Eye Institute celebrates Low Vision Awareness Month, highlighting the growing numbers of people with low vision in the US and the services and technologies which can support them at school, at work, and in the community. … Continue reading

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Research In Brief: Early-Stage Research

In 2016 we began the Research In Focus series, highlighting new and interesting findings from NIDILRR-funded studies, presented in a reader-friendly format. As a follow-up, we offer our occasional series Research In Brief, where we break down some of the … Continue reading

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Honoring Ed Roberts Day Through Self-Advocacy

Ed Roberts (1939-1995) was a civil rights leader, an activist, and an independent living pioneer. He was a strong advocate and self-advocate, fighting for full access to education, housing, employment, and community participation for people with disabilities who were otherwise … Continue reading

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Set Your Resolutions and Stick to Them

Did you make a resolution as the calendar turned over to Jan 1, 2019? Many people, including people with disabilities, spend the first few days of the new year making resolutions to improve their health and wellness, build better relationships, … Continue reading

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Inclusive Customer Service Makes (Dollars and) Sense

As we head into the busy holiday season, people will be traveling, dining out, and shopping in stores and online. This includes people with disabilities. According to A Hidden Market: The Purchasing Power of Working-Age Adults with Disabilities, working age … Continue reading

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Connecting Caregivers to Community

This is National Family Caregivers Month, an opportunity to recognize the dedication of individuals who provide care to someone they love, from parents caring for children with disabilities to adult children caring for their parents or grandparents. According to the … Continue reading

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Research In Brief: Positive Psychology

In 2016 we began the Research In Focus series, highlighting new and interesting findings from NIDILRR-funded studies, presented in a reader-friendly format. As a follow up, we offer our occasional series Research In Brief, where we break down some of … Continue reading

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Technology and the Inclusive Workforce

As we bring National Disability Employment Awareness Month to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect on the role of technology in building an inclusive workforce. On the one hand, almost every job requires some interaction with technology, from … Continue reading

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Forge Your Own Path – Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship

Did you know that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with disabilities are almost twice as likely to be self-employed than their peers without disabilities? Self-employment and entrepreneurship offer people with disabilities a viable path to economic independence, … Continue reading

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