Research and Social Media: How to connect with the NIDILRR community.

In the age of social media, there is a multitude of platforms that we can all utilize to find the latest news and information and to connect with others from around the world. These social media platforms include Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and LinkedIn. There are also blog sites like WordPress and YouTube for vlogs. The Miriam-Webster Dictionary defines social media as “forms of electronic communication (as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (such as videos).”

Social media has had a huge impact on how we communicate, learn, and share information. This is especially true for people with disabilities, and accessible social media platforms help people with disabilities to socialize, communicate, learn, become aware of disasters in their communities, and find support. The impact is so immense that the NIDILRR community has published more than 180 articles on people with disabilities and social media!

Many of the NIDILRR-funded projects have joined social media platforms to share information, events, information sheets, and so on. And, many of those who have joined the social media revolution are on several platforms. If you would like to follow any of the NIDILRR-funded projects on your favorite social media platform, you can search for them on that particular platform. You can also find a summary of each project through the NIDILRR Program Database and look under the URL(s) section to find out what social media platforms they are using. These summaries include links to their social media pages.

Do not forget to check NARIC out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+!