Shepherd Center and Georgia Tech Awarded $4.75 Million Grant

Shepherd Center and the Georgia Institute of Technology have been awarded a $4.75 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) for research and development of wireless technologies aimed at enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. The grant supports the continuation of a decade of innovative research and engineering at the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (Wireless RERC).

Among its new projects, the Wireless RERC has launched an “Apps Factory” to develop innovative assistive software applications based on “smart” wireless platforms.  Apps4Android is among the first app developers to collaborate in this project, with their release of four Sprint Accessibility ID Packs, beginning in December, 2011.