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CATEA is a multidisciplinary research and development center dedicated to promoting the health, activity and participation of people with all levels of ability through the application of assistive and universally designed technologies that enhance the usability, equitability and safety of real world products, environments, and devices. These multidisciplinary efforts are manifest in CATEA's two Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs) on Workplace Accommodations (www.WorkRERC.org) and Wheeled Mobility (www.mobilityRERC.org) funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The 5-year, $4.75 million projects represent two of only 22 similar Center's nationwide and support a number of faculty and students from a variety of disciplines within COA, Georgia Tech and affiliated Universities and Healthcare facilities, including Duke University, Georgia State, University of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University, Shepherd Center, Atlanta VA and Emory University.
The Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) fosters the development of interdisciplinary Internet of Things (IoT) research and education that bridges sponsors with Georgia Tech researchers and faculty as well as industry members who share similar interests. CDAIT is a global, nonprofit, partner-funded center of excellence in IoT that stimulates creativity, productivity gains and revenue generation while addressing critical surrounding societal issues such as privacy, trust, ethics, regulation and policy.
The Georgia Tech College of Architecture works closely with a wide network of collaborators on joint industry-university research, providing a testbed for developing and prototyping new technologies. By building a relationship with the College of Architecture, companies have the opportunity to engage academic courses and research programs to produce new knowledge and specialized talent that meet your company’s business needs. One of the top three producers of research nationally among schools of architecture and the arts, research initiatives range from developing simulation models for building efficiency to radical new ways of listening to and composing music, and are sponsored by corporate, nonprofit, and government agencies including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Military Health System, and major software developers, among others.
Computer and computing education at Georgia Tech dates back more than a generation, to 1964 and the establishment of the Information Science program and a master's degree program in Information Science - the first graduate degree of its kind in the country. By 1970, the program had grown in size and prestige enough to become a school in its own right, the School of Information and Computer Science (ICS), and began awarding doctorates in ICS and bachelor's degrees in information science. Computing scored another first in 1988 when Georgia Tech became the first public university in the nation to raise the discipline to college status. Since then, the College of Computing has maintained a leadership role by expanding its academic programs and initiatives, developing new facilities, and supporting research in an increasing array of computing and computing-related areas. In 2007, the College elevated two divisions to become the School of Computer Science and the School of Interactive Computing.
The Georgia Tech Research Institute is a highly-regarded applied research and development organization. Each day, GTRI’s science and engineering expertise is used to solve some of the toughest problems facing government and industry across the nation and around the globe. GTRI redefines innovation by tackling customers’ most complex challenges with the right mix of expertise, creativity and practicality. Our expert scientists and engineers turn ideas into workable solutions and then put those solutions into action. GTRI has 76 active US Letters Patents, 43 pending US patent applications and 15 pending provisional applications in the United States.
Georgia Tech Interactive Media Technology Center are a team of interactive media experts that includes computer scientists, electrical engineers, and graphic artists. IMTC is a multimedia research center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. IMTC has grown and adapted to meet the needs of business and industry in the USA and abroad by developing and using multimedia technology for enhancement of their core business. IMTC’s mission is to assist companies in developing advanced multimedia systems while educating students in multimedia technologies and techniques.
The Institute for People and Technology connects industry, government and non-profit leaders with Georgia Tech's world-class researchers in an effort to transform five vital sectors of society: media, health, education, enterprises, and humanitarian systems. By integrating academic and applied research through living labs and multidisciplinary projects, IPaT delivers real world solutions that balance people's needs with the promise of new technologies.
Policy @Tech is a consortium of Georgia Tech's policy research centers. Its goal is to increase Georgia Tech's policy impact by shaping state and national discussions on critical global challenges, catalyzing Tech faculty/student interaction with decision-makers, increasing communication among policy research units, extending the network of policy-related centers and individuals across campus and raising the visibility of policy-related research on and off campus.
Research is a primary focus at the School of Psychology. Both basic and applied research is conducted in many laboratories. Much of our basic research is dedicated to studying fundamental psychological processes, such as memory, attention, language comprehension, motivation, decision making, and many other topics. Applied research topics include aspects of human interaction with technology, instructional design, psychological factors in occupational settings, and other topics. Several research studies employ state-of-the-art methods, including eye tracking and functional magnetic resonance imaging (Center for Advanced Brain Imaging). The school features five research program areas, including Cognition and Brain Science, Cognitive Aging, Engineering Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Quantitative Psychology. Over 20 laboratories conduct research at the School of Psychology. The School of Psychology has collaborative interactions internally, within the College of Science, with other organizations on campus, and also with external organizations and universities.
Wearable computing has been an active area of research in the academic world for 20 years. In that time researchers from fields including computer science, electrical engineering, augmented reality, textiles, architecture, psychology, and fashion (to name a few) have worked together to build a rich body of knowledge. These researchers have invented technologies, built and tested applications in the field, and worked with users of all types to discover how to apply wearable computing concepts effectively in domains such as manufacturing, public safety, military, health and wellness, assistive technology, gaming, agriculture, architecture, sports, social computing and the list goes on.
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Shepherd Center help people with a temporary or permanent disability caused by injury or disease, rebuild their lives with hope, independence and dignity, advocating for their full inclusion in all aspects of community life while promoting safety and injury prevention. CACP in collaboration with Shepherd Center manages the operation of two research projects, two technology development projects and three training, outreach and capacity building projects. Following the third 5-year grant cycle, CACP in partnership with Shepherd Center was awarded $4.75 million in 2011 for a third round of funding. CACP’s Director, Helena Mitchell, PhD, is Co-Director and Principal Investigator for the Wireless RERC. CACP’s Director of Communications Studies, James White, PhD is a Wireless RERC Project Director and Salimah LaForce is the Research Analyst.
The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) is a volunteer organization of attorneys, engineers, consultants, economists, government officials and law students involved in the study, development, interpretation and practice of communications and information technology law and policy. From broadband deployment to broadcast content, from emerging wireless technologies to emergency communications, from spectrum allocations to satellite broadcasting, the FCBA has something to offer nearly everyone involved in the communications industry. That’s why the FCBA, more than two thousand members strong, has been the leading organization for communications lawyers and other professionals since 1936.
As the state's only radio reading service, the Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit closed circuit radio station whose mission is to improve the quality of life for every Georgian who is blind, visually-impaired or has difficulty with access to the printed word by broadcasting current information via sub channel radio transmission and streaming on the internet. Founded in 1980. GaRRS broadcast is provided by more than 500 volunteer readers from across Georgia who deliver approximately 200 different radio shows each month including cover-to-cover reading of magazines, newspapers, and books, population-specific programming (Seniors, Veterans and Hispanic/Latino News), public service announcements and information regarding community-support programs and activities. GaRRS programs are broadcast seven days a week, 24 hours a day by way of special sub channel (SCA) radio receivers and a password protected audio streaming link from our website.
Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) WABE 90.1 FM and PBA 30, brings NPR News, music, the arts and PBS programming to hundreds of thousands of listeners and viewers each year. Today, people turn to public broadcasting for their news, music, arts and entertainment. Yet, few people realize that public broadcasting began as “educational television” — strictly a learning resource. As a broadcast service of Atlanta Public Schools in partnership with the Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative (AETC), PBA has never lost sight of its original mission. Education remains at the core of our operation at every level, from preschoolers to our elders.
As a professional body, BCS represents its members and the IT profession as a whole on issues of importance, and liaises with other professional bodies, the government, industry and academics to initiate and inform debate on IT strategic issues. The British Computer Science aim to promote the study of communication and computing technology, and to advance understanding and education of the ICT in modern society, It is the only professional body in the United Kingdom with the ability to grant chartered status to IT professionals.
CTIA-The Wireless Association is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. The association advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. CTIA also coordinates the industry's voluntary efforts to provide consumers with a variety of choices and information regarding their wireless products and services. This includes the voluntary industry guidelines; programs that promote mobile device recycling and reusing; and wireless accessibility for people with disabilities.
Deaf Link's headquarters are in San Antonio, Texas. Deaf Link's interpreters are employees, certified and liability insured. Deaf Link is the sister company to Services By Vital Signs, Inc. Vital Signs has been Providing San Antonio and surrounding areas for over 21 years with on-site interpreters. Deaf Link's communication center assits with HIPAA compliance by using state of the art technology that provides a secure and encrypted Internet connection. Deaf Link is dedicated to ensuring effective communication access for persons who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing as well as others whose disability affects how they relay or receive information. It is Deaf Link's mission to use the latest technology to help push the envelope of accessibility in everyday life for millions of Americans whose disability affects how they communicate with the world.
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity nine times, including the last eight years.
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is a membership organization dedicated to educating, promoting, influencing and uniting Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances Georgia’s tech-based economy. TAG provides leadership in driving initiatives that influence policy, capital and STEM education. And we bring the technology community together through more than 200 events, educational programs and networking opportunities each year. TAG endeavors to help Georgia's technology companies speak with a strong voice. TAG serves as a liaison to Chambers of Commerce statewide and beyond to attract new businesses and prospective employers. The Association also keeps members informed concerning the legislative agenda affecting our industry by collaborating with groups such as TechAmerica and its Technology Leadership Coalition.
The Viscardi Center, a network of non-profit organizations, provides a lifespan of services that educate, employ and empower people with disabilities. Its programs and services include Pre-K through High School education, school-to-work transition services, vocational training, career counseling and placement and workforce diversification assistance to children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and businesses.