News and Notes 427 August 26
NARIC publishes examples of NIDILRR researchers' use of visual methods to share information in its blog to help readers use these innovative tools to share research with their communities; NIDILRR announces its plan for releasing grant forecasts and funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for Fiscal Year 2021; Research in Focus looks at some early signs of consciousness in people recovering from stroke or traumatic brain injury; the Northwest ADA Regional Center and the ADA National Network Knowledge Translation Center publish factsheet, Accessibility at Drive-Thru Medical Sites; the ADA Network Knowledge Translation Center publishes research brief, Digital Access and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), framing digital accessibility as an issue for businesses, agencies, and organizations considered public entities under the ADA; the Center for Research, Training, and Dissemination of Family Support for People with Disabilities Across the Life Course hosts virtual Town Hall: Family Caregivers and COVID-19, highlighting the Center's recent finding that family caregivers are being more negatively impacted by the pandemic than their non-caregiver counterparts; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts two-part webinar, Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 8 - Special Rooms, Spaces, and Elements, Part 1 and Part 2; Parents Empowering Parents: National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities and Their Families (NRCPD) seeks essay or video submissions from parents with disabilities who are willing to share their experiences about barriers that they face; the US Department of Health and Human Services releases its Healthy People 2030 framework, establishing public health priorities that help individuals, organizations, and communities improve the health and well-being of the nation.
There's an old saying that "A picture is worth a thousand words." A photograph, illustration, or short video can be used to convey important information in an understandable and compelling format. Some researchers are using images to share information with their stakeholders. These can include infographics summarizing research results, maps conveying data about communities, comics or graphics telling a story, or short videos that feature engaging storytellers. We gathered some examples of researchers from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere using visual methods to share information in our blog, along with resources to help you use these innovative tools to share research with your community.