Campus Spotlight

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Nov. 19, 2012
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

In an effort to spur research that assists people with disabilities, the Effective Access Technology Program awarded a total of $100,000 to 15 faculty-led student teams at the RIT Celebration of Research event Nov. 16. Areas of interest include: technology for improving the mobility of persons with visual or hearing impairment, the use of interactive media to help persons with cognitive or physical disabilities, and technology that improves the safety of and accessibility for individuals living in assisted living or group residences. RIT is partnering with the Al Sigl Community of Agencies, its affiliates and sister organizations as part of the program. Here, from left, Talal Alharbi, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, explains a notification system for deaf and hard-of-hearing people to Dan Meyers, president of Al Sigl Center.

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