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Introducing Students to Universal Design and Wireless Technology

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On February 15, 2013 James Mueller, a Wireless RERC scientist, presented “Getting Wireless: An Introduction to Universal Design and Wireless Technology” to 32 sophomore industrial design students at Virginia Tech.  This is part of the Wireless RERC’s initiative to educate the next generation of wireless technology designers on universal design as a core practice for innovative and future design of products and applications.

The specific objectives of the project are to:

  1. Increase universal design awareness.
  2. Promote the application of universal design principles in the design of wireless technologies.
  3. Encourage development of assistive technologies employing wireless technologies.
  4. Provide advanced-level design training and support for future designers, who are highly qualified to promote and practice universal design of wireless technologies.

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