The overall purpose of this project is to disseminate research findings, build consensus and develop strategies to ensure that people with disabilities will have access to the wireless technologies and services of tomorrow. We are currently undergoing major transformations in communication technology and usage. As software applications and data storage move from the device to the cloud and as Internet Protocol-based modes of communication become favored over traditional telemetry, some legacy technology may survive through migration to higher functionality devices and convergence. Yet, some legacy technologies will not survive in any form. The research community has great expectations for the potential that new communications technology presents with regard to accessibility, as well as the benefits and byproducts that access affords: better employment opportunities, greater independence, higher education, and greater social integration. However, technological migration, if not managed well, could leave hard earned accessibility gains behind. Therefore, the Sate of Technology conference will present and discuss the key components of wireless technological migration, specifically as it relates to accessibility and usability.
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The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies is sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education under grant number H133E110002. The opinions contained in this website are those of the Wireless RERC and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Education or NIDRR.