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Building Capacity in Accessible Design: Social Acceptability and Assistive Usability Audit

Amelia (Amy) Lambeth, a research associate at the Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) at Georgia Tech, under advisement by Dr. Maribeth Gandy Coleman, director of IMTC as well as the Associate Director of Interactive Media for the Institute for People and Technology completed an M.S. Human-Computer Interaction project. The project title is A Social Acceptability and Assistive Usability Audit of a Novel Wearable Computing Device. Lambeth conducted “A heuristic evaluation...

Technology and Disability Policy Highlights - May 2019

In May, the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) was celebrated to bring about awareness and activities that support access and inclusion for people with all types of disabilities. The primary audience of GAAD is the “design, development, usability, and related communities who build, shape, fund, and influence technology and its use.” As a result, many companies launch accessibility initiatives on GAAD. This year saw access and inclusion news from Procter and...

Re:Wireless Newsletter - 2019/05/22

The file below is a PDF of the Wireless RERC's 05/22/2018 Re:Wireless Newsletter for consumers.  If you have trouble accessing the file or need it in an alternate accessible format, please contact Ben Lippincott at 678-992-9309 or ben@imtc.gatech.edu....

Re:Wireless Newsletter - 2019/03/15

 

The file below is a PDF of the Wireless RERC's 03/15/2019 Re:Wireless Newsletter for consumers.  If you have trouble accessing the file or need it in an alternate accessible format, please contact Ben Lippincott at 678-992-9309 or ben@imtc.gatech.edu.

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Ex Parte Addendum: FM Radio and RBDS-Based Emergency Alerting

The FM Radio and RBDS-Based Emergency Alerting research brief, and 2-page executive summary Save Lives, Withstand Catastrophe, and Stimulate the Marketplace, were submitted as Ex Parte comments replying to the FCC’s Hurricane Response Public Notice [PS Docket # 17-344].[1] The Public Notice sought input on the effectiveness of emergency communications technologies, procedures, and policies that...

Survey of User Needs-SUNspot 2: Use of Wireless Technology Features and Wireless Device Activities by Individuals with Disabilities (2017-2018)

This report presents findings from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wireless Inclusive Technologies’ (Wireless RERC) Survey of User Needs (SUN) for 2017-2018. In this report, we present key findings regarding the use of wireless technology features by SUN respondents, including real-time-text, intelligent assistants, and visual and audio display options. We also discuss the use of wireless devices by individuals with disabilities for a variety of activities. Whereas...

Survey of User Needs-SUNspot 1: Use of Mobile Phones by Individuals with Disabilities (2017-2018)

This research brief presents findings from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wireless Inclusive Technologies’ (Wireless RERC) Survey of User Needs (SUN) for 2017-2018. We present key findings regarding mobile phone use and satisfaction by consumers with disabilities....

Technology and Disability Policy Highlights - April 2019

April saw the introduction of The Digital Equity Act of 2019, seeking to reduce the digital divide and the homework gap. If passed, the Act would create and implement digital equity plans, launch digital inclusion projects, and support evidence-based research. To accomplish this, the Act would fund federal grants, distributed by the National Telecommunication and Information Administration, to support projects that align with this initiative. The annual grants, in the amount

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Technology and Disability Policy Highlights - March 2019

March saw the reintroduction of The Internet of Things (IOT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 bill, with an aim to improve security for IoT devices bought by government agencies. This Act has implications for the devices used by people with disabilities, and its legislative approach is similar to that used to bolster compliance with Section 508 of the...

Internationally Known-Wireless RERC Research Goes to Seoul

Wireless RERC Project Director Maureen Linden traveled to Seoul, South Korea from November 5 – 11, 2018.  While there, she gave a lecture at South Korea’s National Rehabilitation Center, presented research at the 12th Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of (Korea RESKO) Technical Conference, represented the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Society of North American (RESNA) at the International Alliance of Assistive Technology...

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