The National Research and Training Center (NRTC) on Blindness and Low Vision is recruiting people with blindness or low vision to be part of a five-year study about the use of mainstream and assistive technology (AT), together referred to as access technology. Interested participants must complete a screening survey online.
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Home and Community-Based Outcomes Measures (RTC/OM) is recruiting participants for a field study to test measures of how well home and community-based services (HCBS) are helping people with a variety of disabilities live the lives they want.
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released a discussion draft of the HCBS Access Act and are seeking stakeholder feedback. The proposal seeks to mandate home and community-based services (HCBS) under the Medicaid program and create national, minimum requirements for these services.
April 13-15, 2021
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the ADA, this year’s conference will highlight research related to successes and challenges in fulfilling the promise of the ADA. Each day of the virtual conference will feature a keynote speaker and research presentations focusing on a unique theme.
The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is conducting this survey to understand how access to health care and insurance, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, may be affecting the lives of people with disabilities. The survey is open to U.S. adults over 18 years old, with any disability and any type of health care coverage, including no coverage. For more information, call 855-556-6328 (Voice/TTY) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants will have a chance to win a $100 gift card. The survey closes April 30th, 2021.
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.
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 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $30 million in grant funds and training resources to non-federal entities to establish the Older Adults Home Modification Grant Program. State and local government agencies and nonprofit organization may apply for funds to implement programs that make home modifications and limited repairs to help older, low-income homeowners "age in place." The application deadline is May 4, 2021.
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 ADA National Network (ADANN) is celebrating 30 years of providing training, technical assistance, and guidance on the ADA. Throughout the year, the ADANN will be highlighting its services, success stories, and vision for the next 30 years. Visit the ADANN to learn more and find your regional ADA Center.