Tag Archives: wireless technology

Cool Tech on Cold Days: CES ’17

Here in DC, we’re bundled up against some seriously arctic temperatures. But this chill is nothing compared to the level of COOL on exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show this past weekend in Las Vegas. Developers showed off everything from … Continue reading

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NIDRR Researchers Named to FCC Disability Advisory Committee

The Federal Communications Commission has officially announced and scheduled the first meeting of the new Disability Advisory Committee. Several members of the NIDRR community will serve on the committee, providing advice and recommendations to the FCC on a wide array … Continue reading

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The Autism App: Future of Early Diagnoses

Would you be able to recognize the signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in your child? Children with ASD may display communication challenges, repetitive behavior, restrictive movements, and impaired social interaction. Fairly distinctive signs on paper but difficult for most … Continue reading

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Wireless Technology and People with Disabilities Survey

The NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) is conducting two surveys on how people with disabilities use wireless technology. The first is “User Needs“. This is a general survey on the use and usability of wireless … Continue reading

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Four Proposed Priorities Proposed Today!

Three items were published in the Federal Register today announcing new priorities for NIDRR projects. We sent them out through our NIDRR Announcements listserv. In case you accidentally deleted it (or you’re not subscribed, see our previous post about it), … Continue reading

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Can You Hear/See Me Now? Making Mobile Devices Accessible

An article in today’s Washington Post discusses bills to make smart phones and other mobile devices accessible to people with sensory disabilities. NIDRR currently funds several projects to investigate technologies to make wireless technology accessible to people with sensory, mobility, … Continue reading

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