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Assistive Technology

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:

UNICEF/GAATES Seek Participation for Assistive Technologies Questionnaire

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) are seeking information on products most commonly used to reduce educational barriers for children with disabilities.  To gather this information, UNICEF and GAATES are conducting a survey on the most commonly used assistive devices and technologies around the world, having particular interest in the technologies used in low-resource settings.

Wireless RERC on the Record - Hearing Aid Compatibility Regulations

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC), in collaboration with Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP), submitted comments in response to the FCC’s Public Notice, Request for Updated Information And Comment On Wireless Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) Regulations [WT Docket Nos. 07-250 and 10-254].

FCC Extends Comment Dates for Wireless Hearing Aid Compatibility Regulations Information

February 2015 – The FCC released a notice [47 CFR Part 20] correcting errors found in their December 23rd request for updated information to assess whether current hearing aid compatibility rules for wireless handsets effectively address the needs of people who are Deaf and hard of hearing.

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