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University Of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
President Clinton issued an Executive Memorandum requiring the
Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR), to prepare
a report identifying priority needs for new assistive technologies
and universal designs. This
memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies,
issued on July 25th, directs that the report be prepared in cooperation
with the disability
and the research communities.
The ICDR, which is chaired by the National Institute on
Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) is gathering data
from its member agencies and researchers. The report will be
· a comprehensive literature review;
· interviews and written contributions from Federal, State, and
· input from Federal and State agency data bases;
· conduct of focus groups to elicit consumer viewpoints; and
· information gathered from the disability community.
Conwal Incorporated, a federal government contractor that provides
support to the ICDR, is collecting information from the disability
community for the Report to the President through a special website:
The website will be operational for a short time only as all
feedback must be collected by October 23, 2000 to be included
in the report.
We are asking for input from representatives of the disability
community including individuals with disabilities and their family
members, disability organizations, and service providers.
Please feel free to share this address with others as we want
to hear from as many people as possible. We thank you in advance
for your response.
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