Text Size:

Current Size: 100%

inclusive design

2014 “Getting Wireless” Student Design Challenge

February 2014 — Wireless RERC researcher, Jim Mueller, introduced the 5th annual “Getting Wireless” universal design challenge to 29 second-year Industrial Design students at Virginia Tech (VT).  Along with the VT students, 40 second-year and 19 third-year Industrial Design students at GA Tech will begin the challenge in March.  The theme of the 2014 “Getting Wireless” challenge is wearable technologies.  Hands-on demonstrations of Google Glass will be provided to the students at the beginning of the project to offer them a starting point and encourage them to consider the divers

LifeLabs Presents the Design-athon

November 2013 – In November, United Cerebral Palsy’s Life Labs partnered with Enabled by Design and Futuregov to host the first International Enabled by Design-athon in Washington, D.C.  Over 100 participants not only had the chance to hear from experts on accessibility and design, but were able to participate in an “immersive usability workshop,” where they created prototypes of accessible and attractive products. Of the event, Stephen Bennett, President and CEO of UCP, noted, “United Cerebral Palsy is thrilled to have hosted this year’s exciting and hugely successful Design-athon.

LifeLabs Presents the Design-athon

This November, UCP Life Labs and Enabled by Design will partner to host the 2013 Enabled by Design-athon in Washington, D.C.  Previously, the two-day event has included presentations from designers in addition to “the Design-athon, which offered participants time and space to devise solutions for problems faced by people with disabilities.”  Those interested in supporting, participating in or attending the conference are encouraged to monitor “Life Lab’s new website for updates.”

New FCC Speaker Series Highlighting Accessibility

July 2013 — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has begun a new Accessibility and Innovation Speaker Series to “highlight and encourage innovation in accessible communications technologies” benefiting people with disabilities.  The Series begins on July 16, 2013, when Clayton Lewis from the University of Colorado will present on “The Future of Inclusive Design Online.”  Professor Lewis’s presentation will highlight developments in technology and how they are working to ensure accessibility for people with functional needs through providing opportunities for superior access.  The pre

Subscribe to RSS - inclusive design
  • National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research logo
  • Center for Advanced Communications Policy logo
  • Georgia Institute of Technology logo
  •  Shepherd Center Logo

500 10th Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0620 | 404-3854614 | Contact Us

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.