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May 10, 2022
Resource: How to Share Research with the Deaf Community

This tip sheet is focused on best practices for sharing research findings with culturally Deaf individuals who primarily use American Sign Language (ASL). Many of the strategies align with principles for universal accessibility and will benefit others as well.

Amputee Sets World Record After Running 102 Marathons in 102 Days

An athlete from Arizona has set an unofficial world record, running 102 marathons in 102 days. The South Africa native covered the classic 26.2-mile distance every day since January 17th.

May 10, 2022
News Release: DOL Announces $8M Funding Availability to Advance Equitable, Inclusive Workforce Service Delivery for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of $8 million in funding over four years to manage the Leadership for the Employment and Economic Advancement of People with Disabilities Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Policy Development Center. Once awarded, the center will continue to ensure people with disabilities, including those from historically underserved communities, have equal access to publicly funded workforce programs and services.

Resource: Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation

This tool from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) can help employers process requests for telework as reasonable accommodations.

May 10, 2022
Interior Department Releases Action Plan, Outlines Steps to Advance Equity

The Department of the Interior published its first Equity Action Plan, which outlines the Department’s efforts to advance equity through all of its operations, remove barriers to equal opportunity, and deliver resources and benefits equitably to the general public.

May 10, 2022
Video: Bounty Paper Towels Spotlight Artists with Disabilities

A special collection of Bounty paper towels available at retailers across the country features designs created by several artists with disabilities.

May 10, 2022
Webinar: The Realities of Emergency Management: Understanding Our Realities and How They Impact Inclusive Emergency Management

May 12, 2022
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern
This webinar will discuss the realities emergency managers face and how to incorporate these realities in approaches to increase accessibility and ADA compliance.

U.S. Access Board to Host Virtual Public Meeting on Low Transfer Surface Height for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

May 12, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern
The U.S. Access Board will hold this virtual meeting to gather information on the minimum heights that medical diagnostic equipment (MDE) with transfer surfaces, including imaging equipment and examination tables and chairs, can be adjusted to accommodate the broadest range of users.

April 26, 2022
American Airlines is Offering Practice Flights for Kids with Autism or Anxiety

Originally launched in 2014, the program, called “It’s Cool To Fly With American Airlines,” has been paused for the last two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. But now it’s rolling again, and it already has a waitlist.