Training, Events, and Opportunities to Participate

Let's Jump In: Swimming Pools and Spas

April 24, 2018
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Disability and Health Insurance Online Self-Paced Tutorials

The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) has developed two courses, “Medicare 101,” which outlines the Medicare system, and “Disability and Health Insurance,” which provides a basic understanding of the U.S. health insurance market. These courses are free, but registration is required.

FCC Seeks Public Comments on Accessibility of Communications Technology

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeks comments on a range of issues related to the accessibility of communications technologies. Public comment will assist the FCC in preparing its biennial report to Congress required under the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. Comments must be submitted by May 3, 2018.

VSA Emerging Young Artists Program

This is a juried competition and exhibition featuring artwork from emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, who are living in the United States. Fifteen artists will share a total of $60,000 in awards, and winning artwork will be exhibited in a nationally touring exhibition. Artists will also attend an all-expenses-paid professional development workshop at the Kennedy Center. The deadline is May 31.

Survey of User Needs for Wireless Technologies

The latest version of the Survey of User Needs (SUN) for wireless technologies seeks input from people with disabilities on cell phone and tablet use, wearables, "smart" home technologies, and other next-generation wirelessly connected devices. User responses will help designers and engineers make new wireless devices and services for people with disabilities. Data from the SUN also provides important information to the wireless industry, government regulators, and other researchers to help them make wireless technology more accessible and more useful to people with all types of disabilities.