As researchers at the forefront of accessible technology, CREATE leaders are called to advise policy and are eager to share their education, experience, and perspectives regarding the needs of and resources for people living with disabilities.

Recent policy and advocacy news

  • Recommended Reading: Parenting with a Disability

    October 16, 2023 Two recent publications address unnecessary challenges faced by parents with disabilities and how those challenges are made extraordinary by a legal system that is not protecting parents or their children. Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children The National Council on Disability report finds that roughly…

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  • Research at the Intersection of Race, Disability and Accessibility

    October 13, 2023 What are the opportunities for research to engage the intersection of race and disability? What is the value of considering how constructs of race and disability work alongside each other within accessibility research studies? Two CREATE Ph.D. students have explored these questions and found little focus on this intersection within accessibility research.…

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  • CREATE's Response to Proposed Update to Section 504 for Medical, Health

    Updated November 30, 2023 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office for Civil Rights published a proposed update to the HHS regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits disability discrimination by recipients of federal funding. CREATE’s official response, in collaboration with peer researchers, is posted on the…

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  • CREATE's Response to Proposed Digital Accessibility Guidelines

    October 4, 2023 CREATE has submitted a response, in collaboration with colleagues within the UW and at peer institutions, to the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) proposal for new digital accessibility guidelines for entities that receive federal funds (schools, universities, agencies, etc.). The DoJ proposal invited review of the proposed guidelines. CREATE’s official response, in…

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  • People with Disabilities are a Population with Health Disparities

    September 29, 2023 In September 2023, the Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities announced the designation of people with disabilities as a population with health disparities. The designation is one of several steps National Institutes of Health (NIH) is taking to address health disparities faced by people with disabilities and…

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