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Position Paper Developed on the Use of Evacuation Chairs:
RESNA’S AT Standards Committee on Emergency Stair Travel Devices has developed a new position paper on the use of evacuation chairs. Its purpose is to share information on options available regarding emergency stair travel devices used by individuals with disabilities. The intended audience includes building managers, emergency personnel, caregivers and other stakeholders. To learn more, visit here
Pediatric Wheelchair Project in Need of Partner Organization:
A Belmont University Occupational Therapy student is looking to partner with an organization with access to pediatric wheelchairs to purchase and arrange international delivery options for a disability awareness education/fundraising project in spring 2016. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Google Announces Impact Challenge:
Google.org is looking for your biggest and best ideas for how technology can expand opportunity and independence for people with disabilities. Google is committing $20 million in grant funding toward this goal, some of which may be awarded to organizations identified through this call for ideas.
Exciting ideas are already becoming a reality. For instance, 3D-printed prosthetic limbs, eye-controlled communication software, and remote hearing diagnostics are part of a wave of current innovations that have the potential to change the trajectory of solutions available to people with disabilities.
We hope that the Google Impact Challenge will propel even more technological innovation that will create meaningful and positive change for people with disabilities. The Google Impact Challenge is open to organizations worldwide. To learn more, visit here