Advancing Social Impact Through Policy Innovation
The Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) engages in several broad approaches to explore the impact of technology on society. A key overarching objective of CACP is to understand the social impact of digital technologies, domestically and internationally, by conducting objective, evidence-based research, analysis, and development.
Research activities range from foundational social science research, providing evidence-based input for policy formation and regulatory filings, to a applied policy research analysis and innovation studies to inform the development, implementation and adoption of a wide range of information and communication technologies. Lab-based studies focus on the intersection of technology and the user: accessibility and usability studies, user testing and human factors analysis, all of which help industry better understand the needs of a wide range of users, especially people with disabilities, the aging, and other vulnerable populations. Training and outreach efforts are designed to increase social awareness, disseminate best practices and facilitate collaboration between critical stakeholders.
CACP cultivates social, economic and inclusive - oriented perspectives on digital technologies at the intersection of society, inclusion and policy to address a range of stakeholder needs, ranging from increasing community participation through connectivity, to technologies for supporting work and employment. Center activities provide the foundation for the assessment and analysis of issues that inform our contribution to federal rulemaking, input into public sector policy-making processes, and generation of technical guidance for business and industry.
Current CACP News
September 15, 2020
A biweekly summary of IoT news, information, special reading suggestions and industry activity.
September 15, 2020
CACP researchers Paul M.A. Baker and Nathan W. Moon, were coauthors on a recently published paper on inclusivity and citizen participation.
September 8, 2020
As August concluded, attention was paid to voters with disabilities’ access to upcoming elections. Hawaii passed Act 136, expanding access …
- Wireless RERC on The Record: Accessibility Gains and Gaps Found in the Biennial Analysis of Mobile Phone Accessibility
- Wireless RERC on The Record: Accessibility of New Communications Technologies and Lifeline-Provided Mobile
- Wireless RERC on the Record: Video Relay Services on Public and Enterprise Video Phones
- Wireless RERC on the Record: Improving the Wireless Resiliency Cooperative Framework
- Wireless RERC on the Record: FM Radio and RBDS-Based Emergency Alerting
- Wireless RERC on the Record: Multimedia Content in WEA Messages
CACP Collaborators and Partners
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA)
- Consumer Technology Association
- Georgia Tech Center for Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT)
- Georgia Tech Wearable Computing Center
- Pediatric Technology Center
- Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
- Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center