Research Centers

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universalising design

Rob Imrie has been awarded a three year Advanced Investigator Grant from the European Research Council, to the value of €853,000, ...
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National Center on Accessibility

The National Center on Accessibility promotes access and inclusion for people with disabilities in parks, recreation and tourism. NCA was ...
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Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology

A centre of excellence to advance research into how ageing affects cognition, and how mental ability in youth affects health ...
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The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

Our mission is to create a unique environment for research on human vision -- basic scientific research to increase the ...
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Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)

RIC is dedicated to providing the highest-quality patient care with the best outcomes through integrated research, scientific discovery and education ...
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Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Workplace Accommodations

The RERC on Workplace Accommodations identifies, develops and promotes new assistive and universally designed technologies that maximize independence and participation ...
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Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) Technology Increasing Knowledge: Technology Optimizing Choice (RERC TIKTOC)

TIKTOC’s mission is to focus on collecting data and information that will enable the development of useable and accessible technology ...
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Welcome to TechSAge at Georgia Tech ROBOTIC ASSISTANCE FOR EVERYDAY TASKS Collaborating with Henry Evans, a stroke survivor with quadriplegia, researchers on the Mobile Manipulator Robot project continue to expand capabilities of the PR2 robot to assist with everyday tasks, like shaving. The team has also developed and installed a robotic bed in his home designed to assist with body positioning. Mobile Manipulator Robot MOBILE APPICATIONS TO SUPPORT AGING WITH DISABILITY Development projects represent a range of cutting-edge technologies, including several mobile applications. Pictured here: screenshots of the ALIGN route planning app show how the user can create pedestrian routes that best suit their needs based on desired environmental characteristics. ALIGN Mobile App TECHSAGE: PROGRESS AND NEXT STEPS The 2015 TechSAge Advisory Board meeting, Co-Principal Investigator Jon Sanford engages researchers and board members in discussion. The annual board meeting provides an opportunity for TechSAge investigators to present their research progress and benefit from the advisory board’s expertise in discussing future directions for TechSAge. TechSAge Advisory Board EXPLORING USE AND NEEDS FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY A primary focus of TechSAge is to better understand current use of and needs for assistive technology among individuals aging with long-term impairments. This photo features a woman using a portable braille display device; this assistive technology for blind/low vision people provides a refreshable braille display and keyboard that connects with mobile devices, like smartphones. USER NEEDS OF DEAF/HARD OF HEARING OLDER ADULTS Dr. Jenny Singleton is a TechSAge investigator exploring the user needs of seniors who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. She is a Professor of Psychology whose research focuses on how brain and behavior is influenced by the learning of American Sign Language (ASL). In addition, she is a daughter to two Deaf parents. In this photo, Dr. Singleton is using sign language to communicate with her parents over FaceTime on the computer. PROMOTING DESIGN FOR AGING AND DISABILITY AMONG GEORGIA TECH STUDENTS As a part of TechSAge training, students have the opportunity to participate in courses, activities, and competitions that promote a greater understanding of how sensory and mobility impairments impact everyday life and technology use. In this photo, psychology students participate in an aging simulation activity; while wearing glasses that simulate age-related vision conditions, such as cataracts and macular degeneration, they are asked they are asked to complete certain reading tasks. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability (RERC TechSAge) logo

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability (RERC TechSAge)

The mission of RERC TechSAge is to conduct advanced rehabilitation engineering R&D to prevent, minimize or reverse the disabling effects ...
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Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement (AAC-RERC)

The mission of the AAC-RERC is to assist people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication to achieve their goals ...
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Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Recreational Technologies (RERC Rec-Tech)

The primary mission of the RERC Rec-Tech is to expand new knowledge and research on recreation technology for people with ...
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Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for the Advancement of Cognitive Technologies (RERC-ACT)

RERC-ACT is the nation’s first Center to conduct research and development on assistive technologies for people with cognitive disabilities. Twelve ...
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Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) for Technologies for Successful Aging with Disability

The overarching objective of this RERC is to Optimize Participation Through Technology (OPTT). OPTT-RERC will enhance the lives of individuals ...
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Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The RERC on AAC is a collaborative center committed to advancing knowledge and producing innovative engineering solutions in augmentative and alternative ...
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Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Hearing Enhancement

The objective of the project is to conduct research, development, and training programs that promote technological solutions to problems confronting ...
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Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Spinal Cord Injury

Overview of Research and Development Activitiesur Center contains three development and three research projects, plus a Clinical Core. The 'R' ...
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Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Telerehabilitation

The only research center of its kind, we are applying informatics technology to develop an accessible, scalable, cost-effective open, extensible ...
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Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Wheelchair Transportation Safety

Motor vehicle transportation, whether in private, public, or school-bus vehicles, is vital in today’s society. Ready access to transportation is ...
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OPENspace

OPENspace is an international research centre contributing new evidence on why inclusive access to the outdoors matters ...
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Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE)

CAE has been the leading UK authority on inclusive design for over 40 years; we provide consultancy, training, research and ...
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Center for Excellence in UD

Center for Excellence in UD

The Centre for Excellence in Universal. Design is dedicated to enabling the design of environments that can be accessed, understood ...
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CAST

CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal ...
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SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre

SURFACE is a multi-disciplinary centre forging a joined-up approach to teaching, research and consultancy in inclusive design. Committed to tackling ...
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Computing at the University of Dundee

Computing at the University of Dundee

Our Human Centred Computing work includes research in Accessibility, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and Social Inclusion. It covers our socio-technical ...
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Inclusive Design at Maryland’s HCIL

Inclusive Design at Maryland’s HCIL

We’re an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Maryland’sHuman-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL). Our goal is to make the next ...
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Inclusive Design Institute

Inclusive Design Institute

The Inclusive Design Institute (IDI) is a generative hub of applied research that addresses the challenge of designing our information ...
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RERC for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC)

Shepherd Center, Georgia Tech,  Center for Advanced Communication Policy (CACP) | To research, evaluate and develop innovative wireless technologies and products that meet ...
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RERC on Universal Interface and IT Access

Trace Research & Development Center, University of Wisconsin - Madison | Focuses on accessibility and usability of current and emerging information ...
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Cambridge Engineering Design Centre

The Center at the University of Cambridge undertakes research to create knowledge, understanding, methods and tools that will contribute to improving ...
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Center for Aging and Community (CAC)

The CAC at the University of Indianapolis is one of Indiana's leading centers for Aging Studies, using an interdisciplinary approach ...
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Center for Assistive Technology (CAT)

The CAT at the University at Buffalo conducts research, education and service to increase knowledge about assistive devices for persons with disabilities. Activities ...
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Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA)

The CATEA at Georgia Institute of Technology is a multidisciplinary engineering and design research center dedicated to enhancing the health, activity and ...
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Center on Disabilities (COD)

The COD at California State University is committed to the vision of an inclusive society where people of all abilities ...
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Center for Universal Design (CUD)

CUD is a national information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in ...
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DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Information, and Technology)

The DO-IT Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both ...
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The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

Located at the Royal College of Art, this center undertakes design research and projects with industry that will contribute to improving people's lives ...
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Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab (IATSL)

Located in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto, IATSL develops assistive technology that ...
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Global Research, Innovation, and Technology (GRIT)

GRIT is a social enterprise startup based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We believe in a stakeholder-driven design process, where the people ...
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AccessIT

The National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education (AccessIT) provides resources to help educational entities purchase, develop and use ...
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National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)

We concluded our work on September 30, 2011 and are not updating these resources, but you are welcome to use ...
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Trace Center

College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison | Dedicated to prevent the barriers and capitalize on the opportunities presented by current and ...
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Ontario Rehabilitation Technology Consortium (ORTC)

The ORTC is one of the most respected rehabilitation technology centers in North America and has over US$30 million in ...
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Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS)

University of Alabama at Birmingham | Resource to promote knowledge in the areas of research, health and quality of life for ...
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Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center)

The IDeA Center is dedicated to making environments and products more usable, safer and healthier in response to the needs ...
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