News and Notes 423 July 29
In observance of the ADA Anniversary month, NARIC publishes information about Title IV - Telecommunications and Title V - Miscellaneous Provisions, the last two titles of the ADA, with research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhwere in its Spotlight blog; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Place-Based Solutions for Rural Community Participation, Health, and Employment (RTC: Rural) publishes Community Assessment for Accessible Rural Events (CAARE) Toolkit; LiveWell RERC - Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Community Living, Health, and Function announces the winners for their 2020 Student App Challenge, apps to be used within assistive and accessibility spaces; the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures: Building Self-Determination and Community Living and Participation (Pathways RTC) hosts webinar, Supporting Youth Peers During COVID-19; the Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, ADA National Network Learning Session: FEMA Perspectives on Emergency Management, COVID-19, and People with Disabilities; Research and Education to Support the Science of Independent Living for Inclusion and Engagement: National Center of Excellence Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RESILIENCE RRTC) is accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowship program focusing on implementation science research; the Administration for Community Living (ACL) seeks input via email from stakeholders on the new Strategic Framework for Action: State Opportunities to Integrate Services and Improve Outcomes for Older Adults and People with Disabilities.
As the ADA Anniversary month winds down, we take a look at the last two titles of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Title IV - Telecommunications and Title V - Miscellaneous Provisions. Title IV requires telephone and Internet companies to provide a nationwide system of telecommunications relay services that allow people with hearing and speech disabilities to communicate over the telephone. It also requires closed captioning of federally funded public service announcements. Title V contains a variety of provisions, including the relationship of the ADA to other laws, prohibitions against retaliation and coercion, and what conditions are not to be considered disabilities under the ADA, among other provisions. Learn more about these two titles with research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in our Spotlight blog.