Assistive Technology

App Factory Releases 2014-2015 Call for Proposals Sticky

Each year, the Wireless RERC’s App Factory invites experienced organizations or individual developers based in the U.S. to submit proposals for financial support to develop assistive and/or accessibility apps for mobile platforms (e.g., Android, Blackberry 10, iOS, Windows Phone). 

Apps developed through this program include AccessNote by the American Foundation for the Blind, BrailleTouch by BrailleTech, LLC, and Sprint ID Accessibility Packs, Currency Identifier, and IDEAL Group Reader by Apps4Android.

Wireless RERC Researchers Featured in Faces of Inclusive Excellence Video

Still shot from video of Wireless RERC Principal Investigator, Dr. Helena Mitchell.

September 16, 2016 - Wireless RERC Principal Investigator, Helena Mitchell, and, researcher, Young Mi Choi, were honored by Georgia Tech’s Office of Institute Diversity and featured in the Faces of Inclusive Excellence Video. Watch/Listen to the Video.

Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is Hiring

Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TDI) is seeking to hire for the position: Product Manager, Speech-to-Text Captioning Project. TDI is seeking a talented and versatile professional for the position of Product Manager for its soon-to-be developed, Speech-to-Text Captioning/Caption Correction, a two-year long grant project.  Responsibilities include: surveying, accessing, preparing forecasts and analyses, planning, introducing, and marketing/developing the new product while maintaining professional and technical knowledge.

Wireless RERC Announces 2016 App Factory App Development Awards

The Rehabilitation Engineering Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) is pleased to announce funding of 5 new assistive technology apps for development and release in 2016 as part of its App Factory development project.  These new apps will provide solutions to a range of challenges that users with physical, sensory and cognitive impairments face. 


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