Category Archives: Universal Design

Survey for Home Modification Practitioners

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD) is conducting a nationwide survey of home modification practitioners, including therapists, architects, contractors, service coordinators, and consumers. Our goal is to identify current practices for implementing home … Continue reading

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Help Bentley’s Usability Center Find a Project Involving a Large Number of People with Disabilities

In April, Ann Shor and I went on an interesting and informative tour at the Design & Usability Center at Bentley University. The Center gives their clients suggestions how to make things such as websites, cars, and medical equipment user … Continue reading

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Suggestions for website

Dear fellow Advisory Council members: I want to thank everyone for making me a member of the Advisory Council. I am looking forward to working with all of you to encourage more people with disabilities to use assistive technology. I … Continue reading

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iDevices for Beginners: iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone

January 11, Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Easter Seals ATRC – Boston Office 89 South St. Boston, MA 02111 Presenter: Catherine Bly and Kristi Peak-Oliveira, ATRC Coordinators This presentation will touch upon the latest iDevices on the market from … Continue reading

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Register Today for Build Boston and Learn about New Accessible Design Standards

Build Boston is the annual trade show and conference for the design and construction industry. It is taking place November 16-18th at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Discounts on session and free access to the exhibit hall are … Continue reading

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UD/AT Expo and Conference A Success!

Karen’s Expo News and Highlights The Universal Design and Assistive Technology Expo and Conference: Products and Technologies That Change People’s Lives held on September 26th was a success!  Over 1,000 people attended the expo to see the products, technologies and … Continue reading

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Gov. Patrick on Assistive Technology and Universal Design

“There is an urgent need for action.  Today, over 11 percent of Massachusetts residents have a disability.  We are the seventh oldest state in the nation — with a median age of 39 (though it seems to me quite absurd … Continue reading

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Great Video! Leonard Florence Center for Living

Learn how residents with ALS and MS are living and thriving in Chelsea Massachusetts. Visit www.changepeopleslives.org and register for the conference today!

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Events Announced for Universal Design and Assistive Technology Awareness Month!

On August 24th, Gov. Deval Patrick proclaimed this September Universal Design and Assistive Technology Awareness month. The proclamation recognizes the vital role well-designed products, systems, and environments are now playing to expand the capabilities of individuals with functional limitations across … Continue reading

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AT/UD Conference September 23, 2011

Over the past twenty-five years people have seen the advent of technology–everything from computers that speak to people who are blind, lifts on vans and automatic door openers for people who use wheeled mobility, and other devices that simplify life … Continue reading

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