Wireless RERC Leadership Luncheon - Contexts of Connectivity

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    • Thursday April 25, 2019
      12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation, 512 Means Street N.W.
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Muslimah "Salimah" LaForce

Summary Sentence: Join us for a discussion on how smart spaces can support the independent living of people with disabilities.

Full Summary: Join us for a discussion on how smart spaces can support the independent living of people with disabilities.

Smart connected devices can enhance access to public and private environments and support the independent living of people with disabilities. From the home and workplace to community and recreation, let’s consider the possibilities and learn of the work being done to realize them.

Meet the speakers:

Douglas Guthrie is Senior Vice President, Comcast Big South Region and responsible for operations, financial performance, and customer experience. Doug is very involved in many industry and community organizations. He actively supports Atlanta’s Special Olympics and personally mentors three individuals.

Liz Persaud is the Program and Outreach Manager within the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation at Georgia Tech. A nationally recognized public speaker, addressing the need to build bridges between individuals with and without disabilities, she has dedicated her life to increasing independence for individuals with disabilities through education on self-determination, successful transition practices, and using assistive technology.

Maribeth Gandy Coleman is the Director of the Wearable Computing Center, Interactive Media Technology Center, and is a Principal Research Scientist at Georgia Tech. In her 16 years as research faculty, her work has been focused on the intersection of technology for mobile/wearable computing, augmented reality, human-computer interaction, assistive technology, and gaming.

Tools for Life Access Lab After lunch, Ben Jacobs, Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation, will demonstrate new consumer technologies that allow people with disabilities to manipulate their environments.

Registration Required.

RSVP “yes” by sending an email to salimah@cacp.gatech.edu

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  • Created On: Mar 8, 2019 - 12:51pm
  • Last Updated: Mar 13, 2019 - 9:45am