Tag Archives: sensory disabilities

Braille Literacy Month: NIDILRR-Funded Resources for People with Visual Disabilities or Multi-Sensory Loss

In the US, January is Braille Literacy Month, which helps to raise awareness about braille, its history, and how people with visual disabilities use it to read and write. According to the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), braille is … 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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Invisible or Hidden Disabilities: What are they?

According to the Invisible Disabilities Association, invisible disabilities are physical, mental, or neurological conditions that are not visible from the outside, “yet can limit or challenge a person’s movements, senses, or activities.” These disabilities include symptoms or limitations that may … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community – June 2017

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 being done in employment, education, and technology to improve the lives of people who are Deaf … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating Hispanics with Disabilities

As Hispanic Heritage Month continues, we highlight two more Hispanics with disabilities: Edward James Olmos and Luis Buñuel. Luis Buñuel           Born almost with cinema itself, Luis Buñuel was a singular figure in world cinema. His work ranges from surrealist experimentation … Continue reading

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Can You Hear/See Me Now? Making Mobile Devices Accessible

An article in today’s Washington Post discusses bills to make smart phones and other mobile devices accessible to people with sensory disabilities. NIDRR currently funds several projects to investigate technologies to make wireless technology accessible to people with sensory, mobility, … 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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