Tag Archives: NIDILRR Research

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

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: Does chronic pain affect a person’s mental health and are there strategies to help deal with both? This edition … Continue reading

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

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: As a person with a disability, how can I better prepare for emergency situations and what can organizations do … Continue reading

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If you liked “Recreational Therapy Activities for All Ages”

Recreational Therapy Activities for All Ages is always in the top ten, particularly with our Spanish-language readers. In this update, we would like to highlight the work of the following NIDILRR-funded projects: Researchers at the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on … Continue reading

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Substance Use and Disability – A Look at NIDILRR-Funded Research

Last week, NIDILRR released a Funding Opportunity Announcement for a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Research on Opioid Use Disorder Among People with Disabilities. The announcement followed several months of careful research to write an opportunity that answered … Continue reading

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

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What research is available on transportation access for people with disabilities in rural areas? This edition of Answered Questions … Continue reading

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Building a Barrier-Free Digital Experience

May 17th is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, an annual event started in 2011 when a web developer and blogger asked readers whether they routinely checked their website’s screen reader compatibility along with browser compatibility. He suggested a Global Accessibility Awareness … Continue reading

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What are chronic respiratory diseases?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) (in English), chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) (in English) are “diseases of the airways and other structures of the lung.” The most common CRDs include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (in English), asthma (in … Continue reading

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Mental Health Month – Fitness #4Mind4Body

May is Mental Health Month, sponsored by Mental Health America, and the theme is Fitness #4Mind4Body spotlighting tools and resources that benefit minds and bodies together. Research has shown that people with psychiatric disabilities may be at higher risk of … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy: A Brief History

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines physical therapy (PT) as “therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive … Continue reading

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

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: How are robots used in rehabilitation? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that discuss wearable robots to aid … Continue reading

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