News and Notes 476 August 25
With students going back to school, next week's ADA Live! podcast and the NARIC Spotlight blog have information to start a successful new school year; recording of the NIDILRR-hosted webinar, Never Being Sought After by Anyone for Anything: Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Adults with Serious Mental Illness, is now available; This Just In... features a study on barriers and facilitators to employment among employed and unemployed participants with multiple sclerosis (MS) and spinal cord injury (SCI); Research in Focus looks at long-term marriage stability among people with traumatic brain injury (TBI); the Center on Knowledge Translation on Employment Research (CeKTER) publishes tip sheet, 5 Simple Ways to Create More Accessible Social Media Content, part of its A Researcher's Guide to Making Content Accessible series; research from the Burn Model System Centers is featured in Living Well and Suicidality After Burn Injuries, the latest episode of the Journal of Burn Care and Research (JBCR) podcast; the Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webcast, ADA National Network Learning Session: Disability Accessibility in Healthcare, What's New? Recent OCR Cases and Guidance; the Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts ADA Live!, Back to School with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in a COVID-19 World; the Center for Research, Training, and Dissemination of Family Support for People with Disabilities Across the Life Course hosts the 2nd Conference on Caregiving Research; the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless RERC) seeks participants for two surveys on people with disabilities and first responders; the US Access Board hosts a public briefing to share the results of a study on equipping passenger aircraft with wheelchair securement systems.
Students across the US are heading back to school, from kindergarteners in their very first classrooms to college students decorating their dorm rooms. That first day may look different due to the coronavirus, with everyone wearing masks and desks spread far apart. But some things remain the same - meeting new classmates, learning the class schedule, and getting supplies for the semester. For students with disabilities, this can also mean new or altered accommodations or services, technology challenges, and other adjustments. Check out next week's ADA Live! podcast on getting back to school for some tips and information, and visit our blog for a few resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to start a successful school year!