August 2022

Utah Disability Today
The official newsletter of the Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice
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IDRPP Researcher Works at the Intersection of Mental Health & Disability

In addition to working with the Institute, Dr. Ty Aller will have a role in Utah State University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. His work falls on the intersection of disability and mental health.

“If you actually look at these two worlds, where you have disability rights advocacy and mental health advocacy, they often end up at the same disadvantage,” Aller said. Both often come with stigma attached.

Read more on our blog.


Guest Blog: Deliverance

Adapted from an address Melissa Malcom King gave at the ADA 32nd Anniversary Celebration in Salt Lake City, Utah.

"I find myself constantly on trial for things I cannot change,"she said in a speech at the ADA 32nd Anniversary Celebration in Salt Lake City. Read her frank, poetic and hopeful thoughts on deliverance.

Read the full story.

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Early Echo Session: Newborn Hearing Screening

September 7

Register on the website.

For more information, visit the Early Echo website.


WebAIM Document Accessibility Online Course

September through December

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Workplace Supports Training 

September 21, online

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Downtown Logan Gallery Walk

September 23

Watch for our featured artists.

For more information, visit the website. 


Visit the new "Work With Us" section on our website.

Health Disparities in Developmental Screening

(Learn the Signs, Act Early session video.) Michelle Villalobos presents on health disparities in developmental screening and identification in young children.

IDRPP History: 50 Years! 

The Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice is 50 years old this fall! Here's a quick look at IDRPP over the years.

Utah AT4All

UATP's partner site, Utah AT4All, allows you to search for items to borrow or own. You can search items by category. You can also place your device for sale.

Tips for Getting the Most Out of WAVE

As WebAIM has developed the WAVE accessibility evaluation tool over the years, many of our improvements have been driven by our own evaluation work. Here are "power user" tips to get the most out of WAVE.

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