Blog Posted October 11, 2016

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) awarded a supplemental grant in the amount of $60,000 to the National Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC) to address a number of emerging issues. NORC provides significant training, technical assistance and program management expertise for state and local long-term care ombudsman (LTCO) programs.

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 18:40
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Dear Colleagues in Independent Living:

I hope summer has been both relaxing and reinvigorating. Labor Day and the beginning of the new fiscal year marks a time when we look forward to the challenges and opportunities of the months and years ahead. It is in this spirit I write you.

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 18:55

ACL Blog Posted August 16, 2016

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center invites applications for a grant opportunity to support program innovations and approaches that increase accessible transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities living in the community and maximize the utilization of Section 5310 and other federal funding investments. Application due date is August 26, 2016.

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 18:30

ACL Blog Posted May 11, 2016

Transportation is central to living independently, but nearly a third of people with disabilities do not have adequate access. 

Current research has shown potential benefits of robotics and automation for independent travel and mobility for people with disabilities. Fully autonomous vehicles are expected to dramatically improve mobility and research and development of this exciting idea is underway in both the public and private sector.  Even less dramatic technology is expected to have a tremendous impact.

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 20:44

ACL Blog Posted April 29, 2016

As Autism Awareness Month comes to a close, Administration on Disabilities Commissioner Aaron Bishop and the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights President & CEO Wade Henderson published a joint blog post on the importance of collaboration between the disability rights and other civil rights movements.

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 16:15
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Petty, R.E.. Technology Access in the Workplace and Higher Education for Persons with Visual Impairments: An Examination of Barriers and Discussion of Solutions. Independent Living Research Utilization at TIRR. Houston, Texas. November 2005.