February 2, 2021
7:30 p.m. ET
Join a panel of thought leaders and scholar-activists for this discussion of ableism, cultural change, equity, creativity, and intersectionality in the context of the 30th anniversary of the ADA. The event is free and open to the public.
February 9 - 12, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (ET) each day
ONLINE via Zoom webcast
Experts will present three web-based tools to make finding and using disability statistics easier for individuals working on legislative and other matters relating to people with disabilities. They will also highlight two special topics: implications of COVID-19 for people with disabilities, and disability and African-Americans.
In Spring 2021, the U.S. Access Board, in partnership with other federal agencies, will host a series of virtual meetings on making autonomous vehicles (AVs) accessible to all passengers, including those with disabilities. The four-part series will provide an open forum where members of the public and stakeholders can discuss considerations, challenges, and solutions in designing inclusive AVs. The sessions are free and open to the public.
Accessibility for Passengers with Mobility Disabilities: Entering and Exiting Vehicles
March 10, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 (ET)
Accessibility for Passengers with Mobility Disabilities: Maneuvering and Securement in Vehicles
March 24, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 (ET)
Communication Accessibility for Passengers with Sensory or Cognitive Disabilities
April 7, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 (ET)
Findings, Recommendations, Future Research, and Suggested Next Steps
April 21, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 (ET)
April 27 - 29, 2021
This VIRTUAL event will touch on topics and themes relevant to the paralysis community, bringing together health professionals, advocates, community members and caregivers to brainstorm a future for people with disabilities defined by access, inclusion and innovation.
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Request for Information (RFI) on disability discrimination in health care and child welfare contexts, especially in relation to organ transplantation, life-saving or life-sustaining care, health care value assessments, crisis standards of care at state or provider levels, suicide prevention and treatment, availability of auxiliary aids and accessible medical equipment, and discrimination against parents and prospective parents with disabilities involved with the child welfare system.
The Healthy Community Living (HCL) program has added this seven-week workshop for people with disabilities who want to develop a healthy lifestyle to help get and keep a job that meets their needs.
The Department of Transportation has published a draft of its first Strategic Plan on Accessible Transportation, which reflects ongoing and future initiatives to improve transportation options for people with disabilities. The draft plan is available for public review and comment through February 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. EST.
NIDILRR Seeks Peer Reviewers for Upcoming Competitions
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is seeking expert peer reviewers for several upcoming disability and rehabilitation research grant competitions. Reviewers are not required to travel to participate in ACL grant reviews, which are conducted via teleconference discussion following individual review of applications. Visit the Administration for Community Living’s Reviewer Recruitment Module for more information.