Tag Archives: mobility disabilities

What are physical barriers?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), physical barriers are “structural obstacles in natural or manmade environments that prevent or block mobility (moving around in the environment) or access” for people with disabilities. These barriers can affect … Continue reading

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

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: How does rehabilitation engineering affect the lives of people with disabilities? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for August 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What resources, research, and information are available to help people with disabilities age with success? This edition of Answered … Continue reading

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What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that was signed into being in 1990. But what does it do? At its simplest, the ADA makes sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities … Continue reading

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Answered Questions January 2015: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Transportation Hosts Online Dialog for Individuals to Share Their Thoughts on Mobility and Transportation Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is holding an online dialog about transportation and assistive technology for people with disabilities between now and Friday, May 30th, 2014. DOT needs your input on mobility and transportation technology preferences and needs of … Continue reading

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Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Offers Accessibility Webinars for Arts and Cultural Organizations

The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in partnership with the Very Special Arts Florida (VSAFL), an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, presents a series of lunch-hour webinars entitled “Successfully Accessible.”  The webinars are … Continue reading

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Disability in the News: Two videos from CNN.com related to e-Legs technology

This post presents a quick highlight of two videos in the news. The first video presents Berkeley Bionics CEO Eythor Bender talking about the vision behind eLegs, a bionic device for wheelchair users.  The second video features the a different … Continue reading

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Participate: NIDRR OT study seeks people with sensory or mobility disabilities

If you have a sensory impairment and/or mobility impairment, you may be eligible to participate in a new research project. This research aims to understand what people with sensory and/or mobility impairments do in their daily lives, how their environments … Continue reading

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