Assistive Technology and Innovation

Helping others learn about the possibilities that exist for individuals with disabilities as a result of cutting-edge technology. Assistive technology enables people with the most significant disabilities independently move, turn on lights, open doors and answer the phone, but it also affords people the freedom to live in the community of their choice and earn a living wage.

Research is underway that looks at how assistive technology can help people live life to the fullest.  The CDRS, in collaboration with the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, School of Industrial and Graphic Design; partners with individuals, parents, and service practitioners to create innovative and affordable assistive technology through universal design.

Providing demonstrations, consultations, and assessments to individuals with significant disabilities to determine effective AT that can increase independence at home, at school, and in the workplace.

Each year the CDRS hosts the Alabama Assistive Technology Expo and Conference (ALATEC) which links consumers and services providers to state-of-the-art products, current research, and the latest information in assistive technology.

ALATEC 2015 Information
October 20 - 21, 2015

Scott Renner Scott Renner, Coordinator of Assistive Technology. A diving accident nearly 20 years ago left Scott paralyzed from the neck down, but it hasn't stopped him from living a rich and independent life. Auburn University Take 5 Article.

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2015

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