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Emergency Lifelines Workshop & Tabletop Recap

Emergency Lifelines Workshop & Tabletop Recap

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) hosted an Emergency Lifelines Workshop & Tabletop on April 14, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Emergency Lifelines Workshop & Tabletop was coordinated by Christina Touzet and held at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center. Forty-four (44) individuals representing local, state, federal and academic leaders who...

Wirelesss RERC @ The Disaster Response and Mitigation Forum

Salimah LaForce and Christina Touzet presented a poster titled, Emergency Alert System (EAS) vs. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), at the Disaster Response and Mitigation Forum held at the Garage @ Tech Square on Fifth on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.  The research, conducted by the Wireless RERC and funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation

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Meet Wireless RERC Researchers at CSUN 2016

Wireless RERC researchers will be featured at the 2016 International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN) in San Diego, March 21-26, 2016.  The papers/presentations include:

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Presentation Available -- Reaching People with Disabilities: Wireless Emergency Alerting & Accessibility

On June 30, 2015, Wireless RERC researchers Salimah LaForce and DeeDee Bennett, PhD presented results of the 2014 Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Survey and a Survey of Alert Originators Use of WEA at a webinar hosted by the Georgia Emergency Preparedness Coalition for Individuals with Disabilities and Older Adults. WEAs are a component of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) under the Federal Emergency...

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:

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Discover Wireless Accessibility!: Mobility and Dexterity Presentation

This presentation is part of a group of presentations given during the Wireless RERC and AT&T's consumer outreach workshop, Discover Wireless Accessibility!.  This presentation focuses on wireless accessibility features found in iOS 7 and Android 4.4 smartphones and tablets.  It provides a general overview of accessibility features for consumers with mobility and dexterity impairments.  

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Discover Wireless Accessibility!: Blind and Low Vision Presentation

This presentation is part of a group of presentations given during the Wireless RERC and AT&T's consumer outreach workshop, Discover Wireless Accessibility!.  This presentation focuses on wireless accessibility features found in iOS 7 and Android 4.4 smartphones and tablets.  It provides a general overview of accessibility features for consumers who are blind or have low vision.  

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Discover Wireless Accessibility!: General Disability Presentation

This presentation is part of a group of presentations given during the Wireless RERC and AT&T's consumer outreach workshop, Discover Wireless Accessibility!.  This presentation focuses on wireless accessibility features found in iOS 7 and Android 4.4 smartphones and tablets.  It provides a general overview of accessibility features for consumers covering a broad group of disabilities - blind/low vision, dexterity,

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Assistive and Accessible Apps

John Morris presented “Smartphone and Tablet Apps for Case Managers and Their Patients,” at the Palmetto chapter of the Case Manager Society of America meeting on March 15, 2014.  He shared information on the distinction between assistive and accessible apps and how to identify accessibility features within apps.  Additionally John highlighted and described specific apps for memory, patient and family education and way finding.  He

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Wireless RERC CSUN14 Presentations Now Online

Wireless RERC researchers were featured at the 2014 International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN) in San Diego, California March 17-22, 2014.  Links to presentations are below.

  • Are we Neglecting the 20%: Accessibility of Emergency Management Websites, Dr. DeeDee Bennett
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility: Results from a National Survey, Dr. John Morris
  • Wireless Technology Uses and Activities by People with
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