News and Notes 490 December 1
In observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), NARIC has assembled items from its Spotlight blog on robotics, technology for aging in place, mobile health, and augmentative and alternative communication, among others; This Just In... features a study examining depression and pain as potential contributors to patient-provider discordance in the assessment of disease activity in youth with lupus; Research in Focus looks at return to driving as a common recovery goal for people following traumatic brain injury; the RRTC on Health and Function of People with Psychiatric Disabilities publishes manual, Enhancing Your Immune Health: Facilitator's Guide; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Place-based Solutions for Rural Community Participation, Health, and Employment publishes research report, Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Rural and Urban People with Disabilities; the Northeast ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, What's the Question?, discussing the most common and also most challenging questions related to the ADA; the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) seeks individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their caregivers to provide feedback on a new factsheet, Stay Healthy After Traumatic Brain Injury; the Office of Disability Employment Policy's Job Accommodation Network (JAN) hosts webinar, Accommodation Solutions for Autoimmune Disorders, exploring workplace accommodations and assistive technology options for employees with autoimmune disorders.
Since 1992, the United Nations has observed December 3rd as International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This year, commemorative events around the world will focus on the theme of leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an equitable, inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post-COVID-19 world. This includes reducing inequalities through technology solutions. NARIC's Research In Focus series highlights the latest research from the NIDILRR grantee community in an easy-to-read format, including research on inequality and its reduction through the use of technology. We assembled some examples from this series in our Spotlight blog, including items on robotics, technology for aging in place, mobile health, and augmentative and alternative communication, among others.