News and Notes 428 September 2
NARIC staff discuss their following of the research of NIDILRR grantees in their latest Spotlight blog post; the topic of Research in Focus is the removal of pedestrian access barriers, required by the ADA, which many local governments have yet to complete; the Model Systems Knowledge Transaction Center (MSKTC) releases narrated slideshow, Exercise After Spinal Cord Injury (SCI); principal investigator of the University of Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center (UWTBIMS) was interviewed for podcast, From Research to Reality: Improving Outcomes for People with Traumatic Brain Injury, part of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington Brain Injury Today series; the Northeast ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Back to School and Virtual Accessibility; the Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Listos California Emergency Preparedness Campaign: An Innovative Community-Based Approach to Disaster Preparedness; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Criminal Justice and the ADA, reviewing how the ADA has been applied to a range of situations including interactions between law enforcement and people with disabilities, effective communication with correctional facilities, solitary confinement and the ADA, and the ADA's role in prisoner release from custody; the Centers for Medicate & Medicaid Services (CMS) issue joint information bulletin, Living at Home in Rural America: Improving Accessibility for Older Adults and People with Disability, produced with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Here at NARIC, we spend a lot of time following the work of our colleagues in the NIDILRR community by tracking their social media channels, subscribing to their newsletters, reading their blogs, and logging in to their webinars and conferences. Many of the pieces in each issue of News and Notes come from these sources. The NIDILRR grantee community produces so many resources, it can be a challenge to keep up (but we try)! Read our latest blog post on how we stay up-to-the-minute with the grantees and how you can follow along.