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NIDILRR-Funded Research in Action: Real-Time Text

Technology developed by NIDILRR-funded researchers is making communication easier and more conversation-friendly for people who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have speech disabilities! On Friday, December 16th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) amended its rules to allow phone companies to replace … Continue reading

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Investigación financiada por NIDILRR en acción: Texto en tiempo real

¡La tecnología desarrollada por los investigadores financiados por NIDILRR está haciendo que la comunicación sea más fácil y que sea más amigable a la conversación para las personas que son sordas, con dificultades auditivas, o que tienen discapacidades del habla! … Continue reading

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NIDRR Researchers Named to FCC Disability Advisory Committee

The Federal Communications Commission has officially announced and scheduled the first meeting of the new Disability Advisory Committee. Several members of the NIDRR community will serve on the committee, providing advice and recommendations to the FCC on a wide array … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 11 – Friday, August 15

Human Interest: Mothering with mental illness (The Washington Post) A mother living with major depression worries that she cannot be a good enough parent to her three-year-old son. And she is concerned that there is nothing she can do to … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, July 21 – Friday, July 25

Human Interest: ‘Extraordinary’ little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother (NBC Today) An 8-year-old boy did not want his 6-year-old sibling who uses a wheelchair to miss out on a triathlon, so he pulled and pushed his little brother … Continue reading

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Resumen Semanal de las Noticias sobre la Discapacidad: Lunes, 12 de Mayo – Viernes, 16 de Mayo

Interés Humano: Un hombre se convirtió en un genio de las matemáticas después de sufrir lesiones cerebrales. Los investigadores creen que saben por qué. (The Washington Post) Una conmoción grave ha vuelto a un hombre vendedor de muebles de Tacoma, … Continue reading

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Resumen Semanal sobre las Noticias de Discapacidad – lunes, 16 de diciembre – viernes, 20 de diciembre

Salud: Reuters – Mujeres mayores son sedentarias la mayor parte del día: Estudio Mujeres mayores pasan cercan de dos tercios de su tiempo sentadas, un nuevo estudio lo sugiere. El sedentarismo se ha relacionado con enfermedad y discapacidad. “Incluso la … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Dec 16 – Friday Dec 20

Health: Reuters— Older Women are Sedentary Most of the Day: Study Older women spend about two-thirds of their time sitting, a new study suggests. Sedentary behavior has been linked to disease and disability. “Even people who go to the gym … Continue reading

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EAAC Exhibition Fair of “Text-to-9-1-1” Mobile Solutions

On March 28th and 29th, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC) is sponsoring an Exhibition Fair of “text-to-9-1-1” mobile solutions in its Technology Experience Center. One of the EAAC’s recommendations covers “text-to-911” mobile solutions that can … Continue reading

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911 Emergency Services for Individuals with Disabilities Survey Released

On March 16, 2011, the FCC’s Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC) released a national on-line survey to determine the most effective and efficient technologies and methods by which persons with disabilities may access Next Generation 9-1-1 emergency services systems.  Among … Continue reading

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