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The Wireless RERC project agenda consists of research, development, training and outreach activities.
- User Experience and Expectations Research (R1) is designed to give consumers with disabilities a mechanism to directly inform research and development efforts.
Social and Cultural Design Research (R2) Social and Cultural Design Research examines emerging factors of inclusive design as they impact the range of wireless based technologies and services, including wearable computing devices, robotics, sensors, emergency communications, and the underlying IoT ecosystem.
- Inclusive Emergency Lifelines (D1) develops devices to ensure emergency systems are timely and responsive to people with disabilities
- Wirelessly Connected Devices (D2) focuses on tools for wireless accessibility.
- App Factory (D3) develops a variety of software applications and transfers solutions that provide access and utility to consumers with disabilities.
Training and Dissemination Projects
- Capacity Building and Training (T1) provides opportunities for advanced-level graduate student research and training on accessibility and usability of current and evolving wireless technologies and on the application of Universal Design into products.
- Policy and Outreach Initiatives to Accelerate Adoption (DS1) addresses three tasks to: 1.) inform regulatory rulemakings and policy activities, 2.) increase outreach and training to consumers with disabilities, and 3.) advance awareness among industry of accessibility solutions to improve access to wireless products and services.
The State of Technology conference in 2020, preceded by 3 leadership workshops, will address themes such as trends and threats to an inclusive future of wirelessly connected technologies. Solutions oriented webinars are among some planned events.