Development Projects

App Factory (D1)

The overall purpose of this project is to advance universal design in the wireless community. The objectives of this project are development, deployment, and adoption of software applications (“apps”) to enhance the utility and usability of wireless products and services for wireless customers with and without disabilities.

App Factory output includes apps designed specifically to address barriers to wireless access and use by people with cognitive, physical, sensory, and/or speech disabilities.  Wherever practical, these apps incorporate features useful to all customers, with or without disabilities.

Emergency Communications (D2)

There is a revolution in wireless technologies that is changing how we communicate during emergencies.  The federal government agencies responsible for dissemination of emergency alerts, notifications, communications, and next generation distribution systems for emergency alerts have stated that redundancy and reliability are critical to ensure that alerts over “as many communications pathways as practicable” to reach the American people during crisis.  Open proceedings at the FCC to create “a sound emergency communications system which also includes the needs of people with disabilities”;

  • 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.