FCC Seeks Public Comments on TRS Issues
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeks comment on two separate issues related to telecommunications relay service (TRS):
NLS Survey on Technology Use
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at the Library of Congress is recruiting individuals who are blind or who have other print-related disabilities to respond to a survey about their experiences accessing and using technology. The survey results will help guide the NLS in using technology to improve access for users and potential users of their services. Interested individuals may complete a brief recruitment questionnaire online, or call 888-305-6873.
The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act) is designed to recognize leadership in recruiting, employing, and retaining America's veterans. The deadline to apply for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award is April 30, 2019.
The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (RECRC on AAC) hosts this competition, open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Entries can address a wide variety of topics, including improved AAC interfaces, access techniques, and improved service delivery. The competition deadline is May 4th.
Researchers are conducting a survey to examine issues around workplace technology for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), such as autism and Down Syndrome. Individuals with I/DD and their family members, employers, and rehabilitation service providers (vocational rehabilitation counselors, transition coordinators, job coaches) are invited to respond.
The survey seeks ideas and feedback about:
Whether technology in the workplace can help people with I/DD succeed at work
How wireless technologies and wearables can be utilized in the workplace
Barriers to implementing and using these technologies in workplace settings
The survey will take about 15 to 30 minutes to complete. The deadline is June 30, 2019.
ADANN Seeks Input on Serving Older People and Latinos/Hispanics with Disabilities
The ADA National Network (ADANN) is interested in how to better serve older people and Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities. The results of these assessments will help inform outreach to support people with disabilities in understanding their rights and awareness of services.
Older Person Service Providers Needs Assessment
If you support older people with disabilities or medical challenges, we are seeking your input on how older people get and use information about their rights under the ADA.
Older Adults Needs Assessment
We would like to better understand how to ensure older people with disabilities have information about their rights under the ADA. If you are an older person with a disability or an on-going health or medical concern that impacts your ability to participate in your community, we are looking for your input.
Latinos / Hispanics ADA Needs Assessment
We would like to better understand how to reach and support Latinos / Hispanics with disabilities in understanding their rights under the ADA.