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KT Update

VOLUME 12, NUMBER 1   |   September 2023 

An e-newsletter from

Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR)


Sept. 21 Webcast With NIDILRR Director

Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt, Director of NIDILRR

DATE: Thursday, September 21, 2023 (3-4 p.m. ET)

PRESENTER: Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt, Director of NIDILRR

ABOUT: Disability is an essential aspect of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) yet is sometimes overlooked in efforts to promote DEI. In this webcast, Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt, director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) discusses disability and DEI intersectionality, describes NIDILRR’s view of its own role in promoting DEI, and offers recommendations to current and would-be NIDILRR grantees about how to promote DEI in the work that NIDILRR funds. The webcast will use Zoom to facilitate discussion.


For more information:

Register Now! #KTDRR23 Virtual Knowledge Translation Conference

November 6, 8-9, 2023 | 1-5 PM EST - 2023 Virtual Knowledge Translation Conference - Register Now

Mark your calendars—KTDRR's free, virtual conference will take place across three afternoons during one week: 1:00–5:00 pm Eastern Time each day on November 6, 8 and 9, 2023. The 2023 theme is “Tailoring Your Knowledge Translation Strategies for Your Intended Users.”

Any knowledge translation (KT) approach calls for carefully thinking through who can benefit from the information you have to share. Ideally, you’ve been developing your research, product, or program in close collaboration with your intended users. That way, perhaps you already know how best to reach them. But what about when your audience includes those who are harder to reach and too often not considered in traditional KT strategies? People living in rural areas, who are unhoused, do not speak or read the language dominant in their communities—or are in other ways underserved by most KT strategies—merit additional tailoring of products and outreach methods to benefit from research. New relationships may need to be forged so informational exchanges can be grounded in trust.

The conference also provides opportunities to network with other KT experts and researchers. Check out our lineup of speakers on the developing agenda.

Now Available: New Edition of the KT Casebook

KT Casebook - 11th Edition

We are excited to announce the launch of the 11th edition of the KT Casebook. The KT Casebook showcases how NIDILRR grantees are putting innovative, effective, and measured KT strategies into action. This edition highlights KT projects covering a range of topics including culturally adapting interventions, encouraging consumer-industry communication for better assistive technology for people who have hearing loss are deaf, promoting uptake of individual placement and support (IPS) and strategies to reach minority youth with disabilities.

The KT Casebook includes the following:

Many thanks to those who submitted entries to this edition of the KT Casebook for an opportunity to showcase your KT activities.

If you are part of a NIDILRR project, please contact us about submitting an entry for the 12th edition of the KT Casebook. Our staff will help draft the entry after meeting with you to discuss your project’s KT activities.

Save the Date for a preNARRTC Workshop
on KT Strategies

The purpose of the NARRTC (formerly known as the National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers) is to improve the quality of life, independence of life choices, and the inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families through relevant research, training, technical assistance, knowledge translation, development, and demonstration activities.

NARRTC hosts an annual conference that provides an opportunity for NIDILRR grantees to share the latest research findings, training and knowledge translation methodologies and results related to enhancing interventions, programs or systems to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

This year’s conference will be May 21‒22, 2024, at the Embassy Suites in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Its theme is “Engaging the Community: Building Capacity with NIDILRR projects and Partnerships.”

Stay tuned for news about the Center on KTDRR’s face-to-face workshop to take place on Monday, May 20th, the day before the conference.


KT Update Wants to Hear from YOU!

Do you have any upcoming public meetings, conference notices, articles, reports, or other resources that you would like the Center on KTDRR to share with the broader KT community? If so, let us know! Please email Felice Trirogoff ( with a brief description (150 words or less), as well as any related and accessible images, relevant URLs, and grantee contact information.

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Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR)

The contents of this newsletter were developed under grant award numbers 90DPKT0010 and 90DPKT0001 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this newsletter do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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