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Healthy Environments and Active Lifestyles (HEAL) Open House

The 7th Annual Healthy Environments and Active Lifestyles (HEAL) Open House will be held on April 14, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The event will feature student design projects from the Wireless RERC’s universal design course, Grady High School Youth Code Club and ongoing research from many organizations within Georgia Tech, including the Wireless RERC’s App Factory, the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA), the Aware Home Research Initiative and the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT).

Wireless Researchers Presenting at CSUN 2015

Wireless RERC researchers  Ben Lippincott and John Morris will be presenting at the 30th Annual Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, also known as CSUN 2015.  The conference will convene in San Diego, CA from March 2 to March 7, 2015.  Attend the conference and be sure to visit the following Wireless RERC sessions:

Helena Mitchell Appointed to FCC Disability Advisory Committee

On February 10, 2015, Dr. Helena Mitchell, Executive Director at Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Communications and Principal Investigator for the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (Wireless RERC), was appointed to the Federal Communications Commission’s Disability Advisory Committee (DAC).

Top TDPH Stories of 2014, Thank you for sharing!

Technology and Disability Policy Highlights (TDPH) editors produced over 190 stories in 2014, covering a wide range of disability issues. The “hot” topics were accessibility, provision of accessible services, assistive technology (AT), wireless technology, and policy.  Measured by social media sharing rates, with a combined total of 602 shares from the Wireless RERC newsroom, last year’s top ten stories were:

Three Wireless RERC Papers Win Best of CSUN 2014

February 2015 – The Wireless RERC and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Universal Interface and Information Technology Access were selected among Best Papers at last year’s 29th International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, or CSUN 2014. Both NIDRR-funded RERCs, three papers from the Wireless RERC were named among the best to appear in the latest issue of the Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, with one from the RERC on Universal Interface and IT Access.

The three papers from the Wireless RERC include:


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