New UW Research Center Receives UW-IT Accessibility Expertise

Monday, August 29, 2011

UW-IT (University of Washington Information Technology) staff from Access Technology and DO-IT collaborated with the newly established Research Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) to help ensure the center's website and services are accessible to visitors with disabilities. Funded by an $18.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the center will work to develop brain-controlled robotic hands or limbs for amputees and people with spinal cord injuries and neurological diseases. UW-IT staff helped plan an accessible showroom for the center's products, and worked with center staff to recruit individuals with disabilities - including post-9/11 veterans - to engage as product testers and interns in research labs.

Source: UW-IT. (2011, August 5). New UW research center receives UW-IT accessibility expertise. Inside UW-IT News. Internal newsletter of UW-IT.