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NIDRR Project Seeks Participants for the Development of an App for Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair users are invited to participate in a research study conducted the NIDRR-funded Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project, Self-Management Assistance through Technology (SMART) – Virtual Coaches for Wheelchair Users, at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at University of Pittsburgh. To … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup — Monday, Feb 17 – Friday, Feb 21

Education: Start-up opens digital door for students with autism (The Philadelphia Inquirer) With financial support from the University of Pennsylvania, among other sources, Autism Expressed teaches digital skills to students with autism in Philadelphia. Founded by a teacher who saw … Continue reading

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People-first: Language of Progress

People-first language isn’t just semantics; it’s a way of referring to people with disabilities without intentionally or unintentionally expressing negative and disparaging attitudes. By using people-first language, we acknowledge the person (first) rather than the disability. “Over the years bloggers, … 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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