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Stephen Greenewald Sees Assistive Technology in Action at Georgia Tech

Stephen Greenewald Sees Assistive Technology in Action at Georgia Tech

Stephen Greenewald has seen assistive technology in action at Georgia Tech. During his freshman year at Tech, he was introduced to the concept of assistive technology when hearing of the work of CATEA, the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access at the Atlanta Tech campus. CATEA is a multidisciplinary engineering and design research center located adjacent to the Georgia technology campus in downtown Atlanta. Read More

New CATEA Study on Focuses on Wheelchair Cushion Comfort

New CATEA Study on Focuses on Wheelchair Cushion Comfort

The Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) at Georgia Tech is seeking participants for a new study entitled: The Study on the Relationship Between Pressure Relief Behaviors And The Development Of Pressure Ulcers Read More

The Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) Course: Workplace Accommodations: Processes and Tools

The Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) at Georgia Tech offers a new course: Workplace Accommodations: Processes and Tools starting October 4, 2011.  It will run as a series of three webcasts on subsequent Tuesdays, from 12:00-2:00 PM (Eastern).

From CATEA: “The course will cover workplace accommodations that can be constructed, installed, or implemented to enhance an individual’s safety and function in the workplace.  This course provides an overview of functional barriers commonly experienced in the workplace, legal and policy issues that affect provision of services, and AT and universal design strategies to improve performance of work activities. The course provides resources for assessing, identifying and implementing accommodation needs.

This beginning-to-intermediate-level course is appropriate for people providing rehabilitation services as well as for employers.  Continuing education credits will be provided.

Visit the website for a course description and for further information about this course.

We have decided to extend the early registration rate of $266 until the end of next week (September 23rd).  If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact Monique Waddell (Monique.waddell@dlpe.gatech.edu) for assistance with registration.  

Visit the CATEA website for information about CATEA’s other courses.”

New Course at CATEA — Home Modifications: Processes and Tools

Appropriate home modifications can help a person with a disability perform daily activities.  They can also enable people who are aging into a disability to be able to stay in their homes longer.  But what types of accommodations are possible?  How can you determine what solutions will best fit a particular situation?  What resources exist to help with the process?

The Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) at Georgia Tech will be offering its course: Home Modifications: Processes and Tools starting September 7, 2011.  It will run as a series of three webcasts on subsequent Wednesdays, from 12:00-2:00 PM (Eastern).

The course provides in-depth discussion about modifications that can be constructed, installed, or implemented to enhance an individual’s safety and function in the home environment. This course provides:

  • Overview of functional barriers commonly experienced in homes;
  • Legal and policy issues that affect provision of services, and accessibility technology;
  • Universal design strategies to improve performance of daily activities;
  • Resources for assessing, identifying and implementing modification needs.

This beginning-to-intermediate-level course is appropriate for people providing rehabilitation services as well as for people designing or building living spaces.  Continuing education credits will be provided. Visit Home Modifications: Processes and Tools for further information about this course.

We will extend the early registration rate of $266 until the end of this week (August 26th).  If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact Monique Waddell (Monique.waddell@dlpe.gatech.edu) for assistance with registration.

Visit http://www.catea.gatech.edu/courses.php for information about CATEA’s other courses or contact Susan E. Perlman, Project Coordinator at Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access at Georgia Institute of Technology by email at susan.perlman@coa.gatech.edu/ or through the website at http://www.catea.gatech.edu/

Volunteers for CATEA Research Study – Wheelchair Pressure Ulcers

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Volunteers Needed for a Research Study Investigating the Risk Factors Associated with Developing Pressure Ulcers

 Study involvement for qualified individuals will include:

A brief seating evaluation to assess your sitting posture. Tests for sitting pressures, tissue thickness, blood flow and lab values. Answering interview questions about your tissue (skin) health, wheelchair  and seating equipment.

Qualifications:

Must be a male between the ages of 18 and 40. Must have had a Spinal Cord Injury for at least 2 years. Must not currently have any skin sores on sitting surfaces

Contact Susan Perlman- 404-894-2861 or susan.perlman@coa.gatech.edu  In appreciation of your time and participation, you will be compensated up to $50. Participation generally takes up to 3 hours.