Assistive Technology Evaluation Lab

Assessing Technology's Effectiveness

At times, inclusive or universal design is not enough to meet the needs of an individual with a disability, or an inclusively designed option has not been available on the marketplace. CIDI’s Assistive Technology Evaluation Lab works with individuals to identify appropriate assistive technology and develops tools and resources to aid others with this decision-making process.

Current Projects

Impacts and Effectiveness of Assistive Technology for People with Developmental Disabilities

Principle Investigator: Christopher Lee, Ph.D.

Tools for Life (TFL), in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), will provide assistive technology (AT) services to 325 participants and their circles of support (parents, legal guardians, or representatives). AT services will include assessments, recommendations, training, and follow-up. As part of this service, a research study will investigate the impacts and effectiveness of the recommended AT.

AssistiveTech.Net is a national public website for information on assistive technology.  The site is designed to help individuals identify and source specific assistive technology products. Its companion AT Wiki site provides a forum for users to post and read articles about assistive technology.  The site was developed with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).