Center for Advanced Communications Policy Receives Advocates for Accessibility Award
The Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) was one of five Georgia Tech organizations to receive Georgia Tech’s Advocates for Accessibility award. The award is part of the Institute’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It recognizes individuals and departments who have actively worked to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in the Georgia Tech community.
Maureen Linden, who holds a joint appointment with the Ivan Allen College’s School of Public Policy in the CACP and with the College of Design as executive director of the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation, received individual recognition as an Advocate for Accessibility.
“It was an honor to be recognized and to share the award with so many members of the Georgia Tech community who work tirelessly to improve the experiences of people with disabilities,” said W. Bradley Fain, Regents’ Researcher and executive director of CACP. “Our mission to improve the lives of people with disabilities through policy and technological interventions motivates each and every one of us.”
Fain said the award highlights the importance of policy interventions like Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to the community of people with disabilities.
“CACP will continue to conduct applied policy research to extend the reach of Section 504 and empower people with disabilities as they pursue their academic, career, and life goals,” he said.
“The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is committed to advancing scholarship and innovation that expands equitable access to resources, improves people's lives, and creates transformative, inclusive learning experiences for all of our students,” said Aaron Levine, associate dean for research and outreach in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and professor in the School of Public Policy. “The Center for Advanced Communications Policy does vital work in all of these areas, and we are proud to see their achievements recognized and honored.”
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