Tag Archives: Disabilities

If You Liked… Disability in the Latino Community

For Hispanic Heritage Month, NARIC’s information specialists wanted to look at how the view of disability within the Latino, now called Latinx, community has begun to change. In some circles, our information specialists have observed that the view of disability … Continue reading

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The IDEAL Foundation: Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services and Inclusion of People with Disabilities and Neurological Disorders in Colombia

The IDEAL Foundation for Comprehensive Rehabilitation (in Spanish) is a non-profit organization founded in April 1965 in Colombia by the Rotary Club of Cali, Colombia. The IDEAL Foundation is a center of excellence in neurodevelopment, a health service provider institution, … Continue reading

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Ask a Librarian: Is Bingo Therapeutic?

“My son attends a day program and loves the weekly Bingo game that the recreation therapist puts on the calendar. Is that really a kind of therapy or is it just fun?” Bingo is a popular and fun activity played … Continue reading

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NIDILRR-Funded Consumer Products: Advocacy

Advocacy may be defined as the act or process of supporting something, such as a person, cause, or policy, and to act as an advocate for someone. Due to various barriers, people with disabilities may need to advocate for themselves … Continue reading

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What is Climate Change and How Does It Affect People with Disabilities?

According to the United Nations (UN), climate change “refers to long-term shifts in temperature and weather patterns.” These changes in temperature and weather patterns may be natural. The shifts in weather patterns and temperature may also be man-made. These changes … Continue reading

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What is Advocacy?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, advocacy is defined as “the act or process of supporting” something, such as a cause, policy, or person, or “to act as an advocate for someone”. Within the disability community, advocacy may be very important … Continue reading

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Answered Questions for June 2022: Learning About the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is I am new to the disability community and would like to know more about the Americans with Disabilities Act … Continue reading

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CONADI Guatemala: Joint action for the full participation of people with disabilities

The National Council for the Care of Persons with Disabilities (CONADI, acronym in Spanish) of Guatemala (in Spanish) is the coordinating, advisory, and driving entity that influences the application of general and state policies, to ensure compliance with human rights … Continue reading

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If you liked… What are hidden and invisible disabilities?

May 2022 hosts a variety of awareness events, including Mental Health Awareness Month, Better Speech and Hearing Month, National Arthritis Awareness Month, and National Stroke Awareness Month, among others. To help celebrate, we are updating our blogpost on hidden and … Continue reading

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Answered Questions for May 2022: Accessible Transportation

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is I was recently diagnosed with a disability, which affects my ability to drive. What research, resources and information are … Continue reading

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