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2023 National Survey on Health and Disability

The University of Kansas is looking for adults with disabilities to complete a survey. The survey is called the National Survey on Health and Disability (NSHD). People with disabilities can share what they think and their experiences with things like healthcare, housing, and jobs. It’s open to adults in the U.S. who are 18 or … Continued

Recreation for all: Improving accessibility on public lands

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has introduced an “accessibility” map for its recreation sites to help people with mobility or accessibility needs. This map is part of Disability Awareness Month and is the first step in a bigger effort by the BLM. A team of experts has improved the online map, allowing users to … Continued

What employers can do when they cannot identify an effective accommodation

A new resource from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) talks about options an employer should consider if they can’t identify a reasonable accommodation after making a good-faith effort to do so.¬† They could: Talk to the employee and review past attempts. If the employee can’t provide more ideas, look for help from outside resources like … Continued

The Pacific ADA Center provides guidance on service animals in public spaces

Jan Garrett, Deputy Director of ADA Programs at the Pacific ADA Center, was recently interviewed by the L.A. Times. She shared guidance from the Americans with Disabilities Act on service animals in public spaces. Here are some key points: Service animals are trained to help people with many different types of disabilities. They don’t have … Continued

EARN shares new information about flexible work

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) has put out a new webpage talking about why it’s good to have flexible work options. It talks about: Who benefits from a flexible workplace Types of workplace flexibility Things for employers to think about when making workplaces flexible There are also links to reports … Continued

ACL offers voting accessibility resources

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and its partners are working together to help older adults and people with disabilities vote by providing resources, services, and legal assistance. Check out ACL’s updated voting resource hub for more information.  

Resources for people with disabilities experiencing wildfires and other disasters

People in the communities affected by natural disasters, including the fire in Maui, are beginning the hard task of recovery. This includes people with disabilities, who may need to find accessible temporary housing, replace assistive devices or medical equipment, and eventually rebuild or find new homes. Check out NARIC’s list of disaster information and services

Updated toolkit for building a mental health-friendly workplace

A recently updated mental health toolkit from the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) provides an easy-to-follow framework for building a mental health-friendly workplace. It is built around 4 A’s: Awareness Accommodations Assistance Access Employers can take actions to improve worker well-being, including providing education, a flexible work culture, and employee assistance … Continued

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