Tag Archives: Research In Focus

What is robotics and how can it help or support people with disabilities?

According to the Britannica Encyclopedia, robotics is the “design, construction, and use of machines (robots) to perform tasks done traditionally by human beings.” Robots may be used in such industries as automobile manufacture to perform simple repetitive tasks, and in … Continue reading

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Research In Focus for Mental Health Month

For Mental Health Month, we explore research from NIDILRR grantees highlighted in our Research in Focus series Continue reading

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Answered Questions for April 2022: Assistive Technology and Rehabilitation for the Full Participation of People with Limb Loss

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: Due to a recent injury, my arm had to be amputated. I want to be able to participate in … Continue reading

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National Minority Health Month – Closing the Gap Through Research

A quick look at NIDILRR-funded research addressing health disparities among people with disabilities from minority communities. Continue reading

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Burn Research in Focus for Burn Awareness Week

For National Burn Awareness Week, we look to the exceptional work of the Burn Model System Centers and more than 30 years of research in rehabilitation and community participation. Continue reading

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Answered Questions for January 2022: Peer Mentors and People with Disabilities

January’s #AnsweredQuestions discusses #PeerMentors and how they #Support people with #Disabilities Continue reading

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What are Mobility Disabilities?

Mobility disability is an umbrella term for a variety of physical disabilities that are defined by impediments, limitations, or characteristics that limit or prevent independent movement such as standing, walking, reaching, and balancing. Disabilities in this category may be congenital … Continue reading

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If You Liked… Occupational Therapy: A Brief History

Our blog post, Occupational Therapy: A Brief History, is very popular with our readers – often landing in the top 10 posts! Occupational therapy (OT) has a long history and NIDILRR supports the field by funding projects that research and … Continue reading

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Answered Questions for December 2021: Dental and Oral Health for People with Disabilities

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: My son has a disability, and it can be a challenge to help him maintain his dental/oral health. Where … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Assistive Technology for People with Sensory Disabilities – November 2021

This month’s Answered Questions discusses assistive technology for people with sensory disabilities, including mobile health apps, preferences for indoor wayfinding systems; novel technology-based interventions, and more. Continue reading

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