We envision an inclusive society where people of all abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds can harness the power of mainstream wireless technologies for meaningful engagement in life activities.
To engage all relevant stakeholders – people with disabilities, clinical and community providers, and industry to create and pilot innovative, viable, and scalable technology services to expand access to and support effective use of mainstream wireless technologies among people with varying disabilities.
To identify barriers/facilitators to the uptake of mainstream wireless technologies among people with disabilities and develop actionable recommendations to improve (1) technology accessibility and usability;
(2) health and social service funding and policies impacting access to devices and training services; and (3) knowledge and skills of providers to support tech use in persons with disability.
To develop evidence-based technology services to support access to and effective use of mainstream mobile devices, smart home devices, and smart speakers among persons with disabilities.
To develop innovative technology tools to support access, customization, and usability of mainstream wireless technologies among persons with disabilities.
To increase engagement of persons with disabilities, clinical and community providers in the development and innovation of mainstream wireless technologies and training resources.