May 3, 2013
Hi folks. Welcome to “Accessibility Minute”, your weekly look at Assisitive Technology—those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs.
The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers are programs that are funded by the US Department of Education. These centers are charged with the task of conducting advanced research in how technology might improve the lives of people with disabilities. These centers are located across the US and here are some examples of the projects they conduct: Accessible Kiosks, Voting Booths and ATM Machines; Talking Signs; and devices to help medical professionals measure therapy goals or hearing levels. Check our show notes for a link to learn more about the RERCs and the important work done there.
For more information, to read our blog or to drop us a line, visit EasterSealsTech.com. That was your accessibility minute for this week. I’m Wade Wingler with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana.
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers http://1.usa.gov/10pLw95