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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....

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...

Technology and Disability Policy Highlights - Winter Issue: December 2018 – January 2019

In the regulatory space, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking input from people with disabilities and other stakeholders about how best to facilitate the coordination of communications providers, power companies, and the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau to enable a robust and rapid response to emergencies. Specifically, the concern is keeping people...

Research Brief: Accessibility, Usability, and Social and Cultural Acceptance of Next-Generation Wireless Devices

A new research brief by CACP researchers Nathan W. Moon, Paul M.A. Baker, and Kenneth Goughnour, summarizes findings from focus groups which explored accessibility, social appropriateness, and cultural acceptability issues of wireless technology related use among individuals with disabilities. The research was conducted for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless RERC). A total of 41 individuals with disabilities who use smartphones,...

Mobile Phone Accessibility Review

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has a statutory obligation to evaluate the impact of their regulations that implement the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA). Every two-years the FCC submits a report to Congress on the state of industry compliance with the CVAA. In anticipation of the FCC’s call for stakeholder input to inform their 2018 CVAA Biennial Report, the Wireless RERC conducted a 2017 Mobile Phone Accessibility...

Re:Wireless Newsletter - 12/31/2018

The file below is a PDF of the Wireless RERC's 12/31/2018 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.

You can also view the newsletter at this web address:  https://conta.cc/2EWMDNf...

Re:Wireless Newsletter - 10/08/2018

The file below is a PDF of the Wireless RERC's 10/08/2018 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.

You can also view the newsletter at this web address:  https://conta.cc/2yAqBex...

"That Smart Pen Sounded Like it Could Be Pretty Helpful:” A Thematic Analysis on Using Wireless Technology in the Workplace

The poster, "That Smart Pen Sounded Like it Could Be Pretty Helpful:” A Thematic Analysis on Using Wireless Technology in the Workplace, details research on Competitive Integrated Employment (ICE).  The research questions for this study were:

  • Can the use of wireless or wearable technologies facilitate competitive integrated employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities?
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