From the Information Specialists' Desks
Updates & Upcoming Events
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th Anniversary
It's here! July 26th marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. To learn more about the ADA, including how it benefits individuals with disability, tools you can use to help promote it, and how it's being celebrated nationwide, visit http://www.nchpad.org/ada25
Unique Training Opportunity for Youth Sport Coaches
Join Up2Us Sports, the nation’s leading trainer in Sports-Based Youth Development, for a 4-day certification course on how to use sports to address sport and life skills development for youth in under-served communities. You will be joining nearly 100 other coaches in a highly interactive curriculum that focuses on trauma-sensitive coaching.
Upcoming training dates in 2015:
- Boston, August 15-18
- Miami, August 29-September 1
- Los Angeles, September 19-22
For more information, please contact Caitlin Barrett, Director of Training, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCHPAD is Hiring!
Exciting news! NCHPAD is currently seeking a motivated professional to join our team as an information specialist. To learn more about the position, visit http://www.lakeshore.org/about-us/employment/. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
UMass Medical School Survey Requests for Mothers with Disabilities
Looking for participants for an online survey for mothers with physical or mobility disabilities
UMass Medical School would like to learn about the health care experiences of mothers with physical or mobility disabilities during pregnancy. To find out if you are eligible, go to the survey website and answer a few brief screening questions: http://survey.umassmed.edu/moms_disabilities. If you prefer to complete the survey over the phone, please call 1-888-368-7157 to speak to the research staff. (UMMS IRB ID: H00001202)
Se buscan participantes para una encuesta en línea para madres con discapacidades físicas o de movilidad Facultad de Medicina de UMass (UMass Medical School) desea aprender sobre las experiencias de atención médica de madres con discapacidades físicas o de movilidad durante el embarazo. Para averiguar si usted es elegible, vaya al sitio web de la encuesta y responda unas breves preguntas de selección: http://survey.umassmed.edu/moms_disabilities. Si prefiere completar la encuesta por teléfono, por favor llame al 1-888-368-7157 para hablar con el personal de la investigación. (UMMS IRB ID: H00001202)
Accessibility of Accommodation Facilities
Drs. Lauren Lieberman and Ozkan Tutuncu from the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education at the College at Brockport, SUNY, are conducting a study to determine the accessibility of accommodation facilities in the life experiences of people with disabilities.
They have created a questionnaire for people with disabilities, their families and traveling companions to determine experiences, opinions, barriers, successes, etc. The questionnaire should take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and the results are expected to help improve the accessibility of tourism facilities.
The questionnaire can be accessed online here: http://www.gumus.com/survey/
For additional questions related to the survey, Dr. Tutuncu can be reached via email: email@example.com
Federal Facilities & the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard (ABA): A Refresher
This webinar will examine the standards set forth by the ADA and ABA for Federal facilities, highlighting differences between the two sets of guidelines for the benefit of all those who participate in design and construction under either or both sets of guidelines.
- Thursday, August 6
- 2.30-4, ET
Effective Communication and the ADA
Effective communication methods are used to ensure that people of all abilities can fully receive and comprehend messages and content being presented to them in any number of formats. Effective communication may be used in any number of settings, including healthcare, government agencies and services, transportation, and employment. This webinar will address effective communication requirements under the ADA, as well as how they have been interpreted via regulations and legislative action.
- Wednesday, September 16
- 2-3.30, ET