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Technology and Disability Policy Highlights - November 2018

December 15, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice announcing their call for nominations for the eighth annual Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman's AAA). Nominations are due by February 28, 2019, and can be made for various categories including accessible mainstream technologies, assistive technologies, technology standards, and best practices in delivering accessible solutions.

Nathan W. Moon Presents at 2018 USG STEM Summit

November 8, 2018

Nathan W. Moon recently delivered two presentations at the 2018 University System of Georgia (USG) STEM Summit, held on October 24, 2018, at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. Nathan currently serves as an External Evaluator for the USG STEM Initiative, an effort involving 14 USG institutions to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) success in Georgia's colleges and universities. He presented an update on the Year 2 evaluation at the STEM Initiative Grantees" Breakfast.

Cindy Pendley attends 2018 Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) Annual Meeting

November 8, 2018

Cindy represented CACP at SRAI's conference held Oct. 29-31 in Orlando, Florida. She attended relevant presentations that aligned strongly with CACP's mission. She connected with sponsors, foundations and researchers to build relationships for future research collaborations.

Technology and Disability Policy Highlights - August 2018

September 15, 2018

With the congressional recess occurring in August, this issues’ legislative section includes disability law related activities that occurred over the summer. For example, the Commission on Disability Rights brought Resolution 116C to the American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates. Resolution 116C advises that Title II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) be expanded in its interpretation of discrimination of people with disabilities to be inclusive of digital “places,” devices, and applications.

Paul M.A. Baker attends 2018 International Political Science Conference, Brisbane, Australia, and presents at Centre for eHealth, Auckland University of Technology

September 10, 2018

Paul M.A. Baker attended the 2018 International Political Science Conference (IPSA), in Brisbane, Australia, July 21-27, 2018; where he moderated several panel sessions and delivered a presentation: "Technology, the Changing Nature of Work, and the Impact of Employer Policies on Employment for People with Disabilities." During the conference, he also was elected Chair of Science and Politics Research Committee (RC11) for IPSA.

Technology and Disability Policy Highlights - July 2018

August 15, 2018

July marked the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Government agencies, advocacy organizations, academia, industry, and people with disabilities around the nation honored the day with activities, speeches, and educational materials detailing the gains made in the past 28 years; the current state of access, equity and inclusion; and the path ahead. For example, Autism Speaks highlighted their legislative activities that align with ADA provisions, and extend to areas such as the economic empowerment of people with disabilities.

Nathan Moon attends 2018 M-Enabling Summit

June 20, 2018

Nathan Moon attended the annual meeting of M-Enabling Summit held on June 11-13, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference was Accessible and Assistive Technologies Innovations: New Frontier for Independent Living. The all-inclusive conference and showcase featured innovative technology, mobile applications, connected devices, and services to support independent living in an interconnected world for seniors and persons with disabilities. 

Technology and Disability Policy Highlights - May 2018

June 15, 2018

In May, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted several waivers related to emergency communications. In a Memorandum Opinion and Order [12-107], the FCC’s Media Bureau granted requests for waivers of the audible crawl rule, permanently exempting analog-only cable systems, and temporarily waiving requirements for television broadcasters to audibly describe visual, non-textual emergency information.

New Publication from CACP: Barriers to Employment Participation of Individuals With Disabilities: Addressing the Impact of Employer (Mis) Perception and Policy

May 18, 2018

Barriers to Employment Participation of Individuals With Disabilities: Addressing the Impact of Employer (Mis) Perception and Policy

Baker, P.M.A., Linden, M.A., LaForce, S. S., Rutledge, J., & Goughnour, K. P. (2018). Barriers to Employment Participation of Individuals With Disabilities: Addressing the Impact of Employer (Mis) Perception and Policy. American Behavioral Scientist, 0002764218768868.