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Industry & Consumer Outreach/Education (T1)

The overall purpose of this project is to advance awareness among industry and consumers on usability and accessibility issues, and available solutions, to improve use of wireless products and services by people with disabilities.   The objectives of this project are to:

  1. Provide training and technical assistance to consumers in selecting and using wireless devices, services and applications.
  2. Promote knowledge translation and dissemination of App Factory deliverables.
  3. Assist industry in understanding and addressing the needs of their customers with disabilities.
  4. Serve as an industry liaison to coordinate procurement and allocation of resources received from industry across RERC projects (e.g., mobile devices, software development kits, technical expertise).

Consumer Wireless Accessibility Education

Consumer Resources

Project Team


  • Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)
  • AT&T
  • CTIA – The Wireless Association
  • G3ict
  • Google
  • IDEAL Group
  • Microsoft
  • Mobile Manufacturers Forum’s (MMF) Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI)
  • Motorola
  • Nokia
  • RIM
  • Samsung
  • Verizon
  • National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research logo
  • Center for Advanced Communications Policy logo
  • Georgia Institute of Technology logo
  •  Shepherd Center Logo

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The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies is sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under grant number 90RE5007-01-00. The opinions contained in this website are those of the Wireless RERC and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or NIDILRR.