Technology

The purpose of this report is to present selected key data from the 2014 Annual Performance Report (APR) from National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) grantees. The grant funding presented in this report is for the APR reporting period of June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014. The report also compares data on some variables from 2010 through 2014.

The purpose of this report is to present selected key data from the 2012 Annual Performance Report (APR) from National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) grantees. The grant funding presented in this report is for the APR reporting period of June 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012. The report also compares data on some variables from 2008 through 2012.

The purpose of this report is to present selected key data from the 2013 Annual Performance Report (APR) from National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) grantees. The grant funding presented in this report is for the APR reporting period of June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013. The report also compares data on some variables from 2009 through 2013.

AbleData.com is the premier database for unbiased, comprehensive information on products, solutions and resources to improve productivity and ease life’s tasks.

New Editions developed functional requirements and built the Disability Equality Index (DEI) (www.disabilityequalityindex.org) survey tool system and website. The DEI is a national, transparent benchmarking survey tool that offers Fortune 1000 businesses an opportunity to measure their disability inclusion policies and practices.

Through a subcontract with Vets, Inc., New Editions provides technical support to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Section 508 Program Office. We test proposed electronic and information technology (EIT) products for Section 508 conformance within VA's Enterprise Architecture Framework. We also test IT Tracker products, OMB Exhibit 300's project/programs, E-Government (E-Gov) initiative programs, web-based and software applications, and learning management systems (LMS) courseware for Section 508 compliance.

New Editions provides training and technical assistance on Section 508 and the Secretary’s Section 508 Implementation Policy to designated individuals in the HHS agency and the Office of the Secretary. Section 508 requires procured, developed, maintained or used electronic and information technology (EIT) to be accessible to its employees and customers with disabilities. New Editions staff members work directly with Section 508 Officials and Coordinators at each agency to ensure their understanding of the legal, technical and policy framework of Section 508 at HHS.

TARGET Centers provide assessments and demonstrations to ensure proper implementation of assistive technology (AT) and ergonomic solutions for the Department of Agriculture's (USDA’s) workforce. The Centers also assist in making information and microcomputer technology accessible to persons with sight, hearing, speech and dexterity impairments. Through a subcontract with CESSI, New Editions provides the following key services:

New Editions provides technical support to the Office of Accessible Systems & Technology (OAST) by addressing the accessibility of electronic and information technology (EIT) under Section 508, and its accommodation responsibilities under Sections 501 and 504. The core of our team, located onsite at the U.S.

Enacted by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration is part of a comprehensive, coordinated strategy to assist states (in collaboration with stakeholders) to make widespread changes to their long-term care support systems. This initiative assists states in their efforts to reduce their reliance on institutional care, all while developing community-based long-term care opportunities, and thereby enabling the elderly and people with disabilities to fully participate within their communities.