Research

Survey of User Needs, SUNspot 1 Use of Mobile Phones by Individuals with Disabilities, 2019-2020

This research brief presents findings from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wireless Inclusive Technologies’ (Wireless RERC) Survey of User Needs (SUN) for 2019-2020. We present key findings regarding mobile phone use and satisfaction by consumers with disabilities. A total of 219 respondents, or 98.3%, of users who responded indicated owning or using a wireless device such as a traditional cell phone, smartphone, tablet, or wearable device....

CACP Researchers Co-Authors on Article published in IEEE Magazine IT Professional

Researchers on the WirelessRERC team published an article on the progress of technology on learning transfer. The abstract of the text: The COVID-19 pandemic has had major implications on socially vulnerable populations, especially minoritized populations. This article examines how technology-mediated learning can both operate as a tool to rectify inequities and a weapon that antagonizes existing divides for socially disadvantaged minoritized Black students. In analyzing this subsection of...

Re:Wireless Newsletter - 2019/05/22

The file below is a PDF of the Wireless RERC's 05/22/2018 Re:Wireless Newsletter for consumers.  If you have trouble accessing the file or need it in an alternate accessible format, please contact Ben Lippincott at 678-992-9309 or ben@imtc.gatech.edu....

Re:Wireless Newsletter - 2019/03/15

 

The file below is a PDF of the Wireless RERC's 03/15/2019 Re:Wireless Newsletter for consumers.  If you have trouble accessing the file or need it in an alternate accessible format, please contact Ben Lippincott at 678-992-9309 or ben@imtc.gatech.edu.

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Research Brief: Accessibility, Usability, and Social and Cultural Acceptance of Next-Generation Wireless Devices

A new research brief by CACP researchers Nathan W. Moon, Paul M.A. Baker, and Kenneth Goughnour, summarizes findings from focus groups which explored accessibility, social appropriateness, and cultural acceptability issues of wireless technology related use among individuals with disabilities. The research was conducted for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless RERC). A total of 41 individuals with disabilities who use smartphones,...

Re:Wireless Newsletter - 12/31/2018

The file below is a PDF of the Wireless RERC's 12/31/2018 Re:Wireless Newsletter for consumers.  If you have trouble accessing the file or need it in an alternate accessible format, please contact Ben Lippincott at 678-992-9309 or ben@imtc.gatech.edu.

You can also view the newsletter at this web address:  https://conta.cc/2EWMDNf...

Re:Wireless Newsletter - 10/08/2018

The file below is a PDF of the Wireless RERC's 10/08/2018 Re:Wireless Newsletter for consumers.  If you have trouble accessing the file or need it in an alternate accessible format, please contact Ben Lippincott at 678-992-9309 or ben@imtc.gatech.edu.

You can also view the newsletter at this web address:  https://conta.cc/2yAqBex...

"That Smart Pen Sounded Like it Could Be Pretty Helpful:” A Thematic Analysis on Using Wireless Technology in the Workplace

The poster, "That Smart Pen Sounded Like it Could Be Pretty Helpful:” A Thematic Analysis on Using Wireless Technology in the Workplace, details research on Competitive Integrated Employment (ICE).  The research questions for this study were:

  • Can the use of wireless or wearable technologies facilitate competitive integrated employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities?
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