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Fundación Coanil: Promoting the Inclusion of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Coanil is a foundation with a national presence in Chile that promotes the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities by providing support services that contribute to improving their quality of life. Founded in 1974, Coanil began by creating residences and … Continue reading

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What research is available from the NIDILRR community for people who are blind or have visual disabilities?

In honor of World Braille Day, NARIC’s information specialists searched the NIDILRR Program Database to find NIDILRR-funded projects related to people who are blind or with visual disabilities. Here are a few examples: The project Indoor Navigation Aid for Individuals … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for December 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What are physical barriers? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that define physical barriers; describe the research and … Continue reading

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Raising Epilepsy Awareness in Mexico

In honor of National Epilepsy Awareness Month, we are discussing the “Acceptance” of Epilepsy Group (GADEP, acronym in Spanish) (in Spanish), which was founded in 1991 in México and became the Mexican Chapter of the International Bureau for Epilepsy. GADEP … 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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Employment and People with Disabilities: A Global Perspective

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), people with disabilities make up around 15%, of the world’s population. Of that 15%, about 80% are of working age, or about 1 billion people. However, people with disabilities frequently face attitudinal, physical, … 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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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for October 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What is inclusive employment and what information is available to learn about different aspects of inclusive employment? This edition … Continue reading

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Mentoring for Transition from School to Work to Career

Today is Disability Mentoring Day, a nationwide effort coordinated by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to promote career development for students and job-seekers with disabilities through hands-on career exploration and ongoing mentoring relationships. Mentors may offer support, … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with Resources!

At the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018, we highlighted Latinos with disabilities who use their platforms to voice their stories and educate others about disabilities. Today, we would like to highlight organizations and resources that may be helpful … Continue reading

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