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ILR Online: Technology and Work

Posted By Anne Long | Oct 18, 2015

ILR Online: Technology and Work

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Technology and Work: Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities

This webcast is free of charge and will be closed captioned.

This webcast will focus on the potential role of technology to enhance employment for people with disabilities in two ways - job and career path opportunities, and the creation of technology-based tools for facilitating productivity in select job tasks, including access to workplace communication channels.

Representatives from Cornell University, private and government organizations in the technology sector, and related global non-governmental organizations will discuss initiatives to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the technology sector, and to increase technology accommodation innovations affording access to the workplace.

The program will be hosted by Susanne Bruyère, director of ILR's K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, and Linda Barrington, the ILR School's associate dean for outreach and sponsored research.


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Connecticut's 2016 Achievement Through Technology Conference

Posted By Anne Long | Oct 14, 2015

Connecticut Tech Act Project - Achievement Through Technology Logo

2016 Achievement Through Technology Conference

Presented by Connecticut Tech Act Project & Partners. April 1, 2016. 9:00am-3:30pm. Crowne Plaza Hotel - Cromwell, CT. Schedule at a Glance: 7:30 - 8:30 Exhibitor Registration/Set-up 8:00 - 9:00 Attendee Registration & Breakfast 9:00 - 9:30 Welcome & Keynote 9:30 - 12:00 Morrning Sessions & Exhibitor Hall 12:00 - 1:15 Luncheon 1:15 - 3:15 Afternoon Sessions & Exhibitor Hall 3:15 Door Prizes Drawing; For More information:

Conference participants will enjoy: Full day participation in workshop sessions, designed into 3 tracks: AT and Employment; Education; and Independent Living; Dedicated conference time to meet with exhibitors and learn the latest about Assistive Technology; Continental breakfast and hot-plated lunch; Participating in a Scavenger Hunt, with chances to win door prizes; Networking with colleagues, making new contacts in the field; and LEARNING how AT can enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities, in high school and through the adult lifespan. 30 Exhibitors anticipated to participate. 12 Sessions scheduled to run throughout the day.


CTTAP Mission:
Increasing independence and improving the lives of individuals with disabilities through increased access to Assistive Technology for work, school and community living.


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Posted By Anne Long | Oct 14, 2015

TREAT is an NIH funded resource center.  

According to the TREAT website:

TREAT is the Center for the Translation of Rehabilitation Engineering Advances and Technology. We are part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) R24 network of rehabilitation research resource centers. TREAT focuses on technology transfer and comparative effectiveness research and is funded through the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) # R24HD065703.


TREAT is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, collaborative consortium between corporate, educational and non-profit entities providing infrastructure support and expert consultation to researchers and innovators interested in the translation and commercialization of rehabilitation research applications.