On November 26, 2001, The Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (GCATT), Georgia Tech, and Shepherd Center received a $5 million, five-year federal grant to develop applications of wireless technologies to enhance the independence of people with physical and cognitive disabilities."To promote universal access to mobile wireless technologies and explore their innovative applications in addressing the needs of people with disabilities."
With an overall goal of promoting independence and autonomy of people with disabilities, the RERC has two primary aims: 1) ensure equitable access to mobile wireless products and services by people with disabilities of all ages and abilities; and 2) investigate promising applications of mobile wireless technologies in support of employment, independent living and community integration of people with disabilities.
IMTC is leading several efforts in the RERC. John Peifer is the Co-Director of the RERC and is leading the development efforts in Telerehabilitration. Ed Price is the Director of Industry Relations for the RERC and is leading the research into Evaluation of Emerging Mobile Wireless Technologies and the development efforts in Multi-modal and Universal Interfaces (such as the V2 Universal Remote Console Standard), as well as the dissemination efforts. Maribeth Gandy is leading the education and training efforts in the RERC.
IMTC is taking steps to evaluate the emerging mobile wireless technologies and encourage industry leaders to incorporate universal access into emerging product concepts. IMTC is also responsible for the Wireless RERC website.
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