The Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training: Inclusive Technology and Policy Design Research Fellowships (ARRT) Project, was implemented under funding from NIDILRR’s priority for the ARRT Policy Research Fellowship program in 2020. During the five-year duration of this project, project staff are devising a program to train four (4) postdoctoral fellows in the area of advanced disability and accessible technology policy, responsive to NIDILRR’s domains of community participation and employment with a cross-cutting focus on technology for access and with specializations in information and communications technology (ICT) policy, as it pertains to issues of accessibility and usability for individuals with disabilities.
The Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP)’s ARRT program builds on the experience of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless RERC) to provide a basis for training and research activities. CACP and the Wireless RERC work with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), National Technology and Information Administration (NTIA), National Council on Disability (NCD), and U.S. Access Board, among other institutions to address the priority’s requirement for a one-year residency in Washington, DC for Congressional, Federal Agency, or relevant non-governmental organizational policy experience. The program is also supported by other NIDILRR funded projects at Georgia Tech related to technology and disability, including the Field Initiated Project on the Contingent Employment of Individuals with Disabilities (FIP-CE), which also engages policymaking as it pertains to technologically based employment of individuals with disabilities as part of the so-called “gig economy.”
More on the ARRT:
- ARRT Virtual Workshop 1: “Inclusivity at the Edge”: Policy Design for Digital Technologies August 3, 2022
- ARRT Call for Postdoc Fellows Applications
- ARRT Course: Policy Innovation for Inclusion (Spring 2023)
For Further information contact:
Nathan Moon, Ph.D. - email@example.com
Paul M.A. Baker, Ph.D. – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training (ARRT): Inclusive Technology and Policy Design Research Fellowships project was developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90ARPO0002). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.