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Research that Reflects the Rich Racial and Ethnic Diversity of People with Disabilities

June 21, 2021
By Kristi Hill, Deputy Director, ACL's National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

As the largest funder of disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research in the U.S., we understand that structural racial inequities have shaped the research we have funded and the knowledge that our grantees have generated about the experiences and outcomes of people with disabilities. As a federal team and as a network of grantees across the United States, NIDILRR is actively re-envisioning the diverse, inclusive, and equitable disability research organization that we intend to be. 

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Share Your Experience with Transportation Access

May 18, 2021
by Ann Robinson, Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center

You are invited to participate in a survey about transportation access for people with disabilities in Ohio! Conducted by the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center, the survey aims to better understand transportation equity and transportation access for people with disabilities in Ohio.


Assistive Technology & Everyday Life

April 19, 2021
by DD Council Staff

Assistive Technology of Ohio (AT Ohio) recently announced that Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted proclaimed April 14, 2021 as Ohio AT Awareness Day. This coincided with Congress designating that same day as National Assistive Technology Awareness Day. Read more about the importance and continued growth of assistive technology, including video messages from the directors of DODD and OOD, as well as an interview with AT Ohio's Executive Director Bill Darling.

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Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention for People with Disabilities

April 12, 2021
by Ohio DD Council Staff

Sexual Assault Awareness Month, observed each April, is a campaign that aims to increase awareness about the causes and risk factors for sexual assault and empower individuals to take steps to prevent it in their communities. Learn about a guide is designed to help people with disabilities and others understand and identify sexual assault and other forms of abuse. 

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