The ERC’s mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.
To enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) | RERCs conduct programs of advanced research of an engineering or technical nature designed to apply advanced technology, scientific achievement, and psychological and social knowledge to solve rehabilitation problems and remove environmental barriers.
The DOJ has authority to issue regulations for title II and III of the ADA and to provide technical assistance and enforcement. The DOJ also has authority to certify that a State or local accessibility code is equivalent to the ADA’s requirements for new construction and alterations.
US Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) | AOA is responsible for home and community-based services and programs related to aging. It also focuses on helping empower Americans before and during their later years to make informed decisions about health care options; ensuring the rights of the elderly, to prevent their abuse, neglect and exploitation; and facilitating society to prepare for an aging population.
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) | NCDDR produces resources in print and online to assist researchers, disability-related professionals, and people with disabilities and their families in better understanding and using disability research. These publications discuss topics such as knowledge translation, systematic reviews, evidence-based technology, communities of practice as a knowledge transfer strategy, and research quality.
Administration for Community Living (ACL) | NIDILRR sponsors grantees to generate new disability and rehabilitation knowledge and promote its use and adoption.
2009 edition | A nationally recognized standard of technical requirements for making buildings accessible. Published since 1961, it is referenced by many federal documents and state accessibility laws. The IBC also references the ICC/ANSI A117.1.
Provides design and construction oversight for K–12 schools, community colleges, and various other state-owned and leased facilities. The Division also develops accessibility, structural safety, and historical building codes and standards utilized in various public and private buildings throughout the State of California.