WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new Web site has been developed by the government's Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) to gather comments and recommendations on research needs for Americans with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education announced today.

The committee, chaired by Steven James Tingus, director of the Education Department's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, produced the site to help ensure that federal research efforts meet the needs of the disability community.

"We will use this feedback to generate recommendations on research and development that will improve the lives of people with disabilities," Tingus said.

The "Send your comments to the ICDR" button links to a comment form where individuals may offer their ideas about access to technology, education, employment, community life, health care and other needs.

Other links on the page cover topics such as: