Training, Events, and Opportunities to Participate

Survey on Social Connectedness and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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.

Access Board Initiates Update of Accessibility Guidelines for Rail Cars: Seeks Public Comment

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.

U.S. Department of Transportation Inclusive Design Challenge

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.

Celebrate and Share: #ThanksToTheADA

Check out the ADA National Network’s video to find out how you can share what the ADA has meant to you through the #ThanksToTheADA social media campaign, and find more information about how you can celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ADA.