News and Notes 474 August 11
In observance of the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, NARIC presents NIDILRR-funded efforts to build an inclusive Internet in its Spotlight blog; NIDILRR hosts webinar, Using the National Survey on Health and Disability (NSHD) to Explore the Experience of Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Rural and Urban People with Disabilities; This Just In... presents a study on the experiences of breastfeeding among women with disabilities; the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities (TechSAge RERC II) publishes new tool in its TechSAge Tools series, Guidelines for delivering telewellness programs to older adults with disabilities; research on supported decision making (SDM) is focus of special issue of the Journal of Disability Policy Studies, edited by investigator for the project Understanding and Increasing Supported Decision-Making's Positive Impact on Community Living and Participation Outcomes; researchers from the Langston University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities (LU-RRTC) receive two awards from the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC); the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center and the US Access Board host webinar, Accessible Autonomous Vehicles; the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) hosts webcast, Recent Campbell Collaboration Disability Research Synthesis Results, where a panel of review authors from the Campbell Disability Coordinating Group shares their experiences with the production process; the Community Life Engagement (CLE) Guidepost Scale Development and Testing project seeks participants from organizations that provide services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for the Guideposts Fidelity Scale Pilot Survey; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to host virtual summit, Supporting Youth with Disabilities Transitioning Out of Foster Care.
Did you know the World Wide Web just turned 30? On August 6th, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee launched the first website at http://info.cern.ch (and it's still up there today). Not long after that, researchers and developers started looking at the web as a tool for sharing information with people with disabilities and providers. They also sounded the alert about accessibility online. In fact, Sir Berners-Lee served as Principal Investigator for the NIDILRR-funded Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) from 2000 to 2005. The WAI continues its work today, ensuring the Web and all its information, media, games, and more are inclusive and available to everyone who chooses to access them. Visit our Spotlight blog to learn more about NIDILRR-funded efforts to build an inclusive Internet, and the latest research and development in apps, telerehabilitation, remote work, and more.