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July 10, 2018
“Silicon Valley Companies Tout the Value of an Accessibility Skillset to Students”

This post on the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) blog highlights an organization called Teach Access, which works to promote knowledge about accessible technology at the higher education level. Teach Access recently conducted its first “Study Away” program, which brought together students from a wide range of majors from four colleges across the country. The students met with accessibility teams from companies such as Google, Oath, Adobe, and Facebook, and worked on teams to solve an accessibility challenge.

July 10, 2018
NDI Online Classroom Offers Courses on Financial Wellness

The National Disability Institute (NDI) offers a variety of resources and training, including online courses, to help build financial literacy, stability, and empowerment for individuals with disabilities and their families.

VR Supervisor Training Study

The Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) seeks vocational rehabilitation (VR) managers and supervisors to participate in a study of an online, self-paced training program designed to enhance their abilities to translate research findings directly into practice. Individuals who participate in the training may receive five Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC) credit hours. VR managers and supervisors can take the baseline survey online.

June 26, 2018
Delta Updates Policy: One Emotional Support Animal per Customer, No Pit Bulls

Delta Airlines announced additional restrictions on carrying service and support animals in aircraft cabins. The airline will no longer accept pit bull type dogs as service or support animals, and emotional support animals will be limited to one per customer, per flight. The new policies are set to take effect July 10.

June 26, 2018
W3C Issues Improved Accessibility Guidance for Websites and Applications

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced the release of an updated version of its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). WCAG 2.1 expands existing coverage of mobile accessibility, and adds more provisions in the areas of low vision, and cognitive and learning disabilities.

NIH News in Health Highlights Tech for Vision and Hearing Loss

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) spotlights research and developments in technologies that can benefit individuals with vision or hearing loss.

June 26, 2018
A Transportation Guide for Persons Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

This updated guide, designed for people with vision disabilities and those who serve them, contains helpful information about finding and using transportation options.

June 26, 2018
DOT Seeks Public Comment on ANPRM on Traveling by Air with Service Animals

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking input on an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) addressing issues related to service animals, including psychiatric service animals, and emotional support animals under the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA). Comments are due July 9, 2018.