April 3, 2018

“From Service Dogs to a Prosthetic Arm, Apple Proposes 13 Disability Emojis”

Apple sent a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, the organization that sets the global standard for emojis, advocating for 13 additions representing people with disabilities.

April 3, 2018

“Low Back Pain the Top Cause of Disability, Gets Wrong Treatments”

Despite guidelines from top medical groups, studies and recommendations, doctors still tend to prescribe pain pills to people with back pain instead of physical therapy and exercise, which work better, according to an international study. And nowhere do more people get the wrong therapy — opioids — than in the United States, the study found.

April 3, 2018

Career Exploration in Action: Innovation in Transition

This practice brief from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD-Youth) is chock-full of information and resources on creative programs that can engage youth with disabilities, educators, employers, vocational rehabilitation and workforce development professionals, and mentors in career exploration activities.

April 3, 2018

“This Self-Driving Shuttle Puts Accessibility First”

The Accessible Olli, a driverless shuttle which may soon be on the road in select cities, was designed with input from people with a variety of disabilities.

April 3, 2018

“M&A Diligence Checklist: Don't Forget Website and App Accessibility”

This article urges businesses engaged in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to consider the accessibility of websites and apps they may be purchasing along with real properties.

April 3, 2018

Creating an Accessible and Welcoming Workplace

This collection of resources is designed to help employers successfully tap into the pool of skilled and talented workers with disabilities by addressing barriers in facilities, technologies, and attitudes.

April 3, 2018

“Poverty and Disability: At the Intersection of Place and Policy”

This blog post explores the relationship between disability and poverty, including factors such as the labor market, healthcare costs, and housing influences. The post includes graphics depicting poverty rates among people with disabilities by county, county type, and disability status.

April 11, 2018

Presented by the National Disability Institute and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

April 12, 2018

Presented by Temple University RRTC on Community Living and Participation

April 18, 2018

Presented by Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and National Disability Institute (NDI) 

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