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National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for July, 2009
Date:7/30/2009

disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.

The entire document and information on how to respond is available at http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2009/NationalCouncilonDisability.doc.

NCD Announces Technology Research Opportunity

On June 26, NCD announced a research/funding opportunity for a cooperative agreement to evaluate how Americans with disabilities are faring in this new digital media age. The study is titled "Keeping Up: Technology's Rapid Changes and Effects on People with Disabilities" (NCD-09-04).

NCD is interested in examining the accessibility of new media and technologies developed, documenting successful development processes, understanding consumer needs, and identifying the facilitators and barriers to the technology transfer for employment purposes.

NCD 2010 National Summit on Disability Policy

NCD's 2010 National Summit on Disability Policy will take place July 26-27, 2010, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel, 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

The purpose of the Summit will be to discuss significant issues for all people with disabilities and develop policy recommendations for the next decade. It will also highlight the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Three-hundred people with disabilities and other stakeholders, including federal, community, and private sector disability experts, are expected to participa
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