Disability Research News

Department of Justice Seeks Additional Comments on Rulemaking on Section 508 Accessibility of Web Information and Services

Post date: 04/04/2016

The Department of Justice is considering revising the regulation implementing title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA or Act) in order to establish specific technical requirements to make accessible the services, programs, or activities State and local governments offer to the public via the Web. 

ICDR Releases "Accessibility and Usability in Health Information Technology" Conference Proceedings!

Post date: 03/22/2016

On September 17-18, 2015, the Interagency Committee on Assistive Technology (ICAT) of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conducted a two-day conference, Accessibility and Usability in Health Information Technology: A Research and Action Conference to Empower People with Disabilities, Older Adults, and Caregivers.

CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Supplement on “Addressing Disability-Related Health Disparities”

Post date: 02/12/2016
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The February 12, 2016 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) featured a set of health intervention programs that have successfully exhibited reductions in specific types of health disparities.

DARPA Challenges Researchers to Link Human Brains With Computers

Post date: 02/01/2016

The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, last week announced a new program that aims to build a connection between the human brain and the digital world.

Implementation of the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Post date: 01/29/2016

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to issue nondiscrimination and equal opportunity regulations replacing its regulation which implemented Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Signed by President Obama on July 22, 2014, WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) as the Department's primary mechanism for providing financial assistance for a comprehensive system of job training and placement services for adults and eligible youth.

Mathematica Issue Forum: Aligning Community Practices with Trends in Rehabilitation

Post date: 01/29/2016

Aligning Community Practices with Trends in Rehabilitation: Researching and Validating the Pathways to Careers Initiative: A Policy Forum and Live Webinar Sponsored by the Center for Studying Disability Policy

Final Days Until the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Release

Post date: 01/28/2016

You are cordially invited to attend the release of the Annual Compendium of Disability Statistics & Report on Disability.

Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) State of the Practice, Innovation, and Assessment of Research Webinar

Post date: 01/22/2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation will host a free public webinar to review the recently completed State of the Practice and Innovation scan reports as well as the Assessment of Relevant Research document for the USDOT’s Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI).

Save the Date: Evidence-Based Practices in Vocational Rehabilitation: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice

Post date: 01/15/2016

Save the Date - May 19-20, 2016 at UW-Madison - for this no-cost symposium to discuss with experts how to bridge the gap between research and practice in vocational rehabilitation. CRC continuing education credits will be available. Hosted by the Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Evidence-Based Practices
in Vocational Rehabilitation (RRTC-EBP VR).

Comments Needed: Measuring Quality in Home and Community-Based Services

Post date: 01/07/2016

ACL encourages you to carve a few moments out of your hectic schedule to consider how the federal government should be measuring quality in home and community-based services (HCBS). 

"Mental Health by the Numbers" Infographic

Post date: 01/07/2016
disability data news

The National Alliance on Mental Illness produced an infographic offering statistics and citations for the prevalence of mental illness. Users have the ability to also download infographics on children and teens, mental health facts, and multicultural mental health facts.

CDC Press Release: Disability Impacts ALL of US

Post date: 07/30/2015
disability data news

In the United States, one out of every five adults has a disability, according to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2014 Annual Disability Compendium

Post date: 07/13/2014
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This web resource represents a product of the current RRTC on Disability Statistics housed at its current location, the University of New Hampshire and its Institute on Disability, along with the Kessler Foundation. The Annual Compendium is released in Washington, D.C. every year in association with a policy-related conference on disability topics or pending legislation.

CDC May 2014 Vital Signs Series: “Adults with Disabilities and Physical Activity”

Post date: 05/13/2014
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The May 2014 Vital Signs covered statistics about adults with disabilities and suggestions for physical activity.

ADA Technical Assistance National Network

Post date: 07/18/2013
disability data news

The ADA Technical Assistance National Network developed a “Fact Sheet: Understanding Disability Statistics” to explain the differences between using the American Community Survey (ACS) and Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP).

BLS Current Population Survey 2012 Supplement on Disability Employment

Post date: 05/18/2012
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Persons with a Disability: Barriers to Employment, Types of Assistance, and other Labor-Related Issues

2011 WHO World Report on Disability

Post date: 07/18/2011
disability data news

This report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to health care, rehabilitation, education, employment, and support services, and to create the environments which will enable people with disabilities to flourish. The report ends with a concrete set of recommended actions for governments and their partners.