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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is recruiting parents and guardians of children with complex health care needs to share their experiences managing housing and household expenses while caring for their child’s health care needs.
Disability Inclusion at Work During COVID-19
The Great Lakes ADA Center is researching emerging practices to support disability inclusion in the workplace in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study is open to individuals who are members of disability employee resource or affinity groups, as well as diversity and inclusion professionals. Participation includes a 30 to 40 minute interview via a web-based platform. Participants will be asked about their work experiences, success stories, and resources to support disability inclusion in the workplace. For more information and to participate in the study, contact Courtney Mullin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have launched the MENTAL Health Innovation Challenge to develop a social engagement clearinghouse.
MENTAL stands for Mobilizing and Empowering the Nation and Technology to Address Loneliness and social isolation. The goal is to develop a platform that increases awareness of, access to, and use of social engagement technologies and programming to help curtail the impact of loneliness and social isolation for people with disabilities, older adults, and other groups. The deadline for participation is September 8, 2020.
The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless RERC) is conducting a survey on how wireless technology can be used to create and maintain social connections for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The survey is open to individuals with IDD, parents and guardians, and the professionals who support individuals with IDD. The deadline to participate is July 12, 2020.
The U.S. Access Board is initiating rulemaking to update accessibility guidelines for rail cars covered by the ADA. The rulemaking will address vehicles used in fixed guideway systems, including rapid, light, commuter, and intercity rail. The comment period has been extended to July 14, 2020.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the opening of Stage I of the Inclusive Design Challenge. The Challenge seeks innovative design solutions that can enable people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities to use automated vehicles. Stage I concept proposals are due October 30, 2020.