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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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Quick Looks: Research Supporting Family Caregivers

For National Family Caregivers Month, we take a quick look at some of the NIDILRR-funded research and development projects and other Federal programs supporting caregivers Continue reading

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In the Stacks – Research on Veterans with Disabilities in the NARIC Collection

NARIC’s collection includes more than 100,000 publications and over 200,000 abstracts. We take a virtual walk through the stacks to find research on veterans with disabilities and their families from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere. Continue reading

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NDEAM Quick Looks: Employment for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

During this last week of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we turn our attention to workers and job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Data from the National Core Indicators (PDF) suggest that people with IDD are less … Continue reading

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NDEAM Quick Looks: The Employment RRTCs

We continue our recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with a quick look at the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTCs) that focus the majority of their efforts on improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities. These … Continue reading

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NDEAM Quick Looks: Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

This October marks the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), designated by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor. The theme for 2020 is “Increasing Access and Opportunity.” Throughout the month we … Continue reading

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Celebrate Fall, not Falls – Resources for Falls Prevention Awareness Week

It’s Falls Prevention Awareness Week! We share information and resources to help you stay steady and safe! Continue reading

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