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ASHA 2012 - Mobile Apps for Managing Memory Impairment after Brain Injury

On November 16, 2012, Sheperd Center's researcher, John Morris, and speech language pathologist, Tracey Wallace, made a presentation at the 2012 American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) which highlighted a variety of mobile applications that can help with memory management in individuals with brain injury.

The 2012 ASHA Convention was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, from November 15–17, 2012.

The 2012 ASHA Convention theme,...

Touchscreen Usability Testing of Mobile Devices

In 2009, the Wireless RERC conducted usability testing on three popular models of touchscreen smartphones,  Apple's iPhone 3G, BlackBerry's Storm 9530, and HTC's Touch HD.  13 participants with a variety of disabilities across functional and sensory limitations tested the cognitive, manual, and visual interfaces of the devices.  Please consult the presentation below for full results of the study. 

Mobile Apps for Case Managers and their Patients

In October 2011 and January 2012, RERC staff gave presentations on useful mobile applications ("apps") for chronic care patients and their caregivers and case managers. The presentation provided details on over 20 apps in several categories, including: a) medical reference, 2) independent living, 3) emergency assistance and communications, 4) brain builders and games. 

Over 60 case managers (all registered nurses) from the national case management firm Paradigm attended...

Jim Mueller Presents at AIA Convention

Jim Mueller, co-project director for the Wireless RERC’s User-Centered Research project , presented samples from the “Getting Wireless: Exploring Universal Design in Wireless Technologies” student design project during a seminar at the Architects Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. on May 19.  During the month of April, student teams at Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech developed solutions for the wireless customer personas created based on data collected through the Wireless RERC’s...

Wireless RERC researcher, Ed Price, on NPR’s Marketplace

Ed Price, co-director on the Wireless RERC’s App Factory project was recently featured on NPR’s Marketplace discussing with John Moe, host of Marketplace’s Tech Report, Verizon’s recent testing of a text-to-911 system in Durham, NC.   During the radio segment Ed details some of the issues the text-to-911 solution faces, like how the 911 center currently does not know the exact location of the caller.  However

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Industrial Design Student Projects to Address Universal Design in the Wireless World

04.20.12 – Last month, Jim Mueller kicked off the 2012 “Getting Wireless: Exploring Universal Design in Wireless Technologies,” where industrial design student teams at GA Tech and Virginia Tech completed their final designs for the Wireless RERC’s 2012 “Getting Wireless” universal design competition.  On April 20, four teams selected from each school presented their final designs at the Industrial Designers Society of America regional conference...

Testimony of the Wireless RERC regarding the US Access Board's ANPRM

In the Matter of Information and Communications Technology Standards and Guidelines March 1, 2012 at CSUN conference.

Emergency Communications and People with Disabilities

Helena Mitchell and Frank Lucia, WEC co-project directors, visited Washington, D.C. on April 25, 2011 for a series of meetings with FEMA (Office of Disability Integration and Coordination and IPAWS) and the FCC (Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau).

Emergency Preparedness Checklist for People with Disabilities

Recently published in the February 2013 issue of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation published by the journal for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), this Emergency Preparedness Checklist for People with Disabilities Information and Education Page was created by Wireless RERC researcher, John Morris and Wireless RERC co-director, Mike Jones. 

Three Wireless RERC Papers Win Best of CSUN 2014

February 2015 – The Wireless RERC and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Universal Interface and Information Technology Access were selected among Best Papers at last year’s 29th International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, or CSUN 2014. Both NIDRR-funded RERCs, three papers from the Wireless RERC were named among the best to appear in the latest issue of the Journal on

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