Policy and Outreach Initiatives (DS1)

December 2011 and January 2012 Technology and Disability Policy Highlights

This winter issue reviews the many technology and disability policy developments from the months of December 2011 and January 2012. The Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) [RIN 1250-AA02] seeking comment on revisions of non-discrimination and affirmative action regulations for qualified workers with disabilities. The proposed ruling would include a hiring goal for federal contractors and subcontractors as...

November 2011 Technology and Disability Highlights

 

Overview

This month marked the first national test of the new Emergency Alert System (EAS) conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (...

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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Cognitive Impairment Presentation: 2016 Wireless Independence Now! Workshop

This presentation is part of a group of presentations given during the Wireless RERC and AT&T's consumer outreach workshop, Wireless Independence Now.  This presentation focuses on wireless accessibility features found in iOS 9 and Android 6.0 smartphones and tablets.  It provides a general overview of accessibility features for consumers with cognitive impairments or learning disabilities.    

*Every effort has been made to make this PDF accessible....

Visual Impairments Presentation: 2016 Wireless Independence Now Workshop

This presentation is part of a group of presentations given during the Wireless RERC and AT&T's consumer outreach workshop, Wireless Independence Now. This presentation focuses on wireless accessibility features found in iOS 9 and Android 6.0 smartphones and tablets.  It provides a general overview of accessibility features for consumers with visual impairments.     

*Every effort has been made to make this PDF accessible.  If you find that it is...

Dexterity Impairments Presentation: 2016 Wireless Independence Now Workshop

This presentation is part of a group of presentations given during the Wireless RERC and AT&T's consumer outreach workshop, Wireless Independence Now.  This presentation focuses on wireless accessibility features found in iOS 9 and Android 6.0 smartphones and tablets.  It provides a general overview of accessibility features for consumers with dexterity or mobility impairments.    

*Every effort has been made to make this PDF accessible.  If you...

Hearing Impairments Presentation: 2016 Wireless Independence Now Workshop

This presentation is part of a group of presentations given during the Wireless RERC and AT&T's consumer outreach workshop, Wireless Independence Now.  This presentation focuses on wireless accessibility features found in iOS 9 and Android 6.0 smartphones and tablets.  It provides a general overview of accessibility features for consumers with hearing impairments.   

*Every effort has been made to make this PDF accessible.  If you find that it is not...

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...

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