Training, Events, and Opportunities to Participate

Accepting Applications: CHRIL Disability Research Fellowship

The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 postdoctoral program in disability policy research. The program offers research training experience for developing scholars with disabilities who hold doctorate-level or similar advanced degrees and are committed to understanding and improving health policies and services for people with disabilities. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017.

Surveys Seek Input on ADA Information Needs

The Northeast ADA Center is conducting three surveys to identify the ADA information needs of older adults and members of the Hispanic/Latino community with disabilities. One survey is open to adults age 60 or older with disabilities or ongoing health concerns, a second survey is open to service providers who support these older adults, and a third survey is open to members of the Hispanic/Latino community with disabilities (available in English and Spanish).

Seeking Participants for Study of Reasonable Accommodation Within Small Employers

The Northeast ADA Regional Center is seeking participants for a research study on reasonable accommodation policies and practices within small employers (15-500 employees). The study is open to individuals who work for small employers, including those in leadership roles who have responsibility for implementing accommodation processes within their companies. Participants will be interviewed by phone and will receive a $50 gift card at the end of their participation. Findings will be used to develop resources to support small employers in this area. For more information or to be screened for participation, contact Vicki Chang.

Survey of User Needs for Wireless Technologies

This survey seeks input from people with all types of disabilities on cell phone and tablet use, wearables, smart home technologies, and other next-generation wirelessly-connected devices. Responses will be used to inform designers and engineers, the wireless industry, government regulators, and other researchers to help them make wireless technology more accessible and more useful to people with disabilities.

Survey on Service Animals and Assistance Animals

If you are a U.S. resident at least 18 years old who uses a service animal or other animal that assists with your disability, or a parent of a child who uses such an animal, the Southwest ADA Center invites you to complete this anonymous survey about experiences accessing public places with your animal.

Employers: Registration Open for 2018 Disability Equality Index

The Disability Equality Index (DEI), a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), offers businesses an opportunity to receive an objective score on their disability inclusion policies and practices. The DEI is intended to recognize companies’ successful inclusion strategies, as well as identify opportunities for continued improvement. Registration for the 2018 DEI is open until January 12, 2018.