Tag Archives: mobility

NIDILRR-Funded Consumer Products: Assistive Technology for People with Mobility Disabilities

People with mobility disabilities may have difficulty standing, walking, or fully using their arms and hands. Mobility disabilities can range in severity from limitation on stamina to paralysis. Some may be caused by conditions present at birth, such as cerebral … Continue reading

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What is robotics and how can it help or support people with disabilities?

According to the Britannica Encyclopedia, robotics is the “design, construction, and use of machines (robots) to perform tasks done traditionally by human beings.” Robots may be used in such industries as automobile manufacture to perform simple repetitive tasks, and in … Continue reading

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RFP Opportunity: Community Mobility Design for Health and Behavioral Health

Requests for Proposals – Community Mobility Design for Health and Behavioral Health: March 27 Deadline February 5 Administration for Community Living (ACL) National Center for Mobility Management announced RFP for eight community design teams to link transportation to health and … Continue reading

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The US Senate is voting today on the UN Disability Treaty

In July of this year, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Today, the Senate is finally scheduled to vote on CRPD. Through the adoption of the Convention, the … Continue reading

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Movement Disorders: Friedreich’s Ataxia

October is Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA or FRDA) and movement disorders month. Movement disorders are caused by disease or damage to various parts of the brain and affect over 10 million people in the United States. Most are classified as neurological … Continue reading

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For DC area folks: Seeking Participants for Usability Testing

The Paciello Group is seeking DC-area residents with mobility or fine motor disabilities to participate in usability testing on March 8th. TPG needs three people with mobility disabilities and three people with fine motor disabilities to test the accessibility and … Continue reading

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Participate: Office Workers with Mobility Disabilities

The Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access at Georgia Tech is conducting a study of people with mobility disabilities who work in an office setting: Do you work in an office setting (I assume that covers most of the … Continue reading

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