In consideration of the recent World Health Organization declaration of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak to be a pandemic, we have reluctantly decided to postpone the 2020 State of Technology Forum. The important work of the Wireless RERC continues, and as such, we see the postponement as an opportunity to produce a more robust Assistive Technology Journal Special Issue. The Issue reflects the Rehabilitation Engineering Research...Read more
TACTILE GRAPHICS HELPER for iOS is available now: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tactile-graphics-helper/id1469997677
October 3, 2019 - The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies’ (Wireless RERC) App Factory project team is pleased to announce the release of the Tactile Graphics Helper (TGH) on the App Store. TGH was developed by researchers at...Read more
New owners of Amazon’s series of Echo devices with vision disabilities now have a step-by-step video guide they can reference to set up their Echos without sighted assistance. This new three-part series of videos was produced by the Wireless RERC’s consumer outreach team. The videos provide a thorough tutorial on the set-up and overall operation of the Amazon Echo.
- Part 1 – Guides the user through unboxing the Echo powering it ...Read more
The Wireless RERC is excited to announce that it has teamed up with the Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS) to produce an all-audio set-up guide for users of the Amazon Echo Dot, which GaRRS provides to their listeners. GaRRS is Georgia’s premier provider of information for individuals who have a vision or print disability. Every month, they broadcast and stream hundreds of programs, including local and national newspapers, books, magazines...Read more
This app is a follow-on version to the EyeRemember for Google Glass project. It is an electronic external memory aid for people with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) to remember people in their community, using Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons. The app allows the user to associate photos, background information and notes with BLE beacons worn by members of the user's community. When the person wearing a beacon comes in proximity, the smartwatch of the person with mTBI will alert the...Read more
The Wireless RERC updated four handouts that serve as resources for people with disabilities, emergency managers, and other stakeholders to raise awareness, as well as provide actionable information, on how to ensure emergency information reaches the whole community. The handouts address optimizing smartphones to receive and react to Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messages, how to ensure access to the Deaf population, and technology, policy, and training considerations for all stakeholders....Read more