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KT Update

VOLUME 12, NUMBER 2   |   December 2023 

An e-newsletter from

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


May 20, 2024: PreNARRTC Infographics Workshop

Save the Date!

Registration is open now for the in-person Infographics workshop that the Center on KTDRR is hosting at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, the site of the annual meeting of NARRTC. Content will include design principles and hands-on practice, with particular attention to making sure your data visualization products are accessible to people with disabilities.

When: Monday, May 20, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
This is an in-person event with no online option. It will not be archived.
Where: Embassy Suites - Alexandria Old Town (Alexandria, Virginia)
Registration closes at 6:00 p.m. EDT on May 15, 2024.
Workshop Registration Link:

The workshop is free and open to the public; however, registration is capped at 15 attendees, and we will give priority to grantees of the National Institute on Disabilities, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

The Center on KTDRR does not cover travel costs for attendees but will arrange for a hotel block for interested registrants for the evening of May 19th.

There are no continuing education credits associated with this training.

Hiram Henriquez is the Creative Director and Lead Graphic Designer for H2H Graphics & Design Inc. He led the Center on KTDRR Summer 2023 two-part webcast series on infographics. He specializes in 3D illustrations, informational graphics, animation, brand identity, and Web design. Hiram’s career includes 14 years at The Miami Herald, where he won multiple individual news illustration, infographics, and design awards, and earned two Pulitzer Prizes for team reporting; 3 years at the South Florida Sun Sentinel as a senior graphics reporter; and 2 years at National Geographic magazine as a graphics editor. Hiram also serves as a full-time Senior Lecturer at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (Florida), teaching Visual Design and Informational Graphics.

Thomas Watkins is the Principal User Experience (UX) Architect at 3Leaf. He has expertise in interface design for mobile, SaaS system architecture, usability research, and data visualization, including designing products to be accessible for people with disabilities.

Register for the PreNARRTC Infographics Workshop

Call for Submissions:
NARRTC “Best Paper” Award due January 5, 2024

Did you publish research funded by NIDILRR in 2023?

Take a minute by January 5, 2024, and email it to NARRTC’s Research Committee chair Allen Heinemann at

That’s all you need to do to have your article considered for a NARRTC Best Paper Award!

Research Committee members use methodological guidelines to judge for rigor and quality. They will select three finalists to present their research during a Best Paper Panel NARRTC meeting session. NARRTC will take place May 21–22, 2024, at the Embassy Suites in Alexandria, Virginia. Registration fees will be waived for each of the three finalists, and they will also receive an honorarium.

Your submission must meet the following criteria:

  • Acknowledges NIDILRR as the funding source.
  • Has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Has been published in the calendar year 2023 (online first is acceptable).
  • Reports on research that has received most of its funding from NIDILRR.
  • Qualitative, quantitative studies, clinical trials, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and secondary analyses are all acceptable; however, literature reviews are not eligible.
  • You can submit only one article per NIDILRR award.

The winner must be a NARRTC member. If the winner is not a member at the time of application, they must become a member before receiving the award. (See the Bylaws for membership criteria).

Check Out Our New InfoBrief

New InfoBrief

Explore KTDRR’s new infobrief, Inclusive Methods for Engaging People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Research Practices, authored by new KTDRR staff member Dr. Tonie Sadler.

Delve into the historical context of research engagement with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and discover valuable methods and resources for promoting inclusivity in your research endeavors.

Reflecting on #KTDRR23 Virtual Knowledge Translation Conference—Archive Now Available!

This year's KTDRR conference exceeded all expectations! We witnessed an unprecedented surge in conference participation, with a record-breaking number of more than 473 attendees joining us over the three conference days. This year’s theme was “Tailoring Your Knowledge Translation Strategies for Your Intended Users.”

During the conference, attendees were treated to a wealth of knowledge from distinguished panelists, including several fellow NIDILRR grantees. The diverse perspectives and collective expertise brought to the table created an atmosphere of dynamic exchange and growth. If you missed a session, don’t worry! All conference materials, including a link to the evaluation survey, are accessible on our website.

Art pieces submitted to the gallery

This year, artists who have disabilities were invited to contribute artwork linked to one or more knowledge translation themes. Each artist provided a statement accompanying their artwork, offering gallery attendees insights into the context of the piece and its connection to the knowledge translation topics.

The art showcase featured a variety of artistic mediums, including paintings, photography, musical pieces, poetry, and video.

Please take a moment to explore the amazing pieces submitted to the gallery and share with your networks.

Follow Us on LinkedIn

Join the KTDRR LinkedIn Community

Are you on LinkedIn? If so, make sure to follow KTDRR's recently launched LinkedIn page, where you'll find upcoming training events, valuable resources for knowledge translation professionals, and shout-outs to superstars in the knowledge translation and rehabilitation research fields.


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.

Happy New Year

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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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