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comprehensive review of the topics considered. Consistent with the policies of the National Research Council for workshop summary reports, this report includes no committee conclusions or recommendations.

The workshop summary and the background papers will serve as resources for the second phase of the committee’s work. This phase, which began in fall 2005, expands the focus to cover additional topics, including the roles of assistive technologies and universal design, financing issues, and directions for public policy and research. For this work, the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research have joined the CDC as sponsors. Reflecting the expansion of activity in the project’s second phase, new members have been added to the study committee (see note in Appendix P). Unlike this workshop summary, the committee’s consensus report, which should be released in early 2007, will include recommendations.


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