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We Are Contributing to an Inclusive World

We Are Contributing to an Inclusive World

CIDI is recognized as a leader for services and research in accessibility. We are dedicated to an inclusive society through innovations in assistive and universally designed technologies, with a goal of addressing the full range of needs for accessibility. We are committed to the promotion of technological innovation and development of user-centered research, products, and services for individuals with disabilities.

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Educational Web Series

CIDI's subject matter experts have come together to host webinar sessions on a different topic in accessibility for the remainder of 2022.


The sessions are free and there is no registration required.

Join us the last Wednesday of each month at 2PM EST for an interactive discussion with our team and attendees.

2023 Equity and Excellence Conference

Coming up on July 19-21, we have our Equity & Excellence Conference: Access in Higher Education, as an in-person professional development and networking event. Presenters and participants from diverse fields, including education, technology, law, scholarship, and government, will gather in Portland. Check out booth #526 at the conference to see what our CIDI team has to present. Everyone is welcome!


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CIDI, CDCF Partner to Develop Accessible Resources For All

The Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI), supported by a grant from the CDC Foundation with technical assistance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has created COVID-19 resources in alternative formats based upon CDC's guidance.

"Like so many groups, the COVID-19 pandemic is creating dangers and hardships on people living with disabilities," said Judy Monroe, MD, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation. "To help address some of the challenges being faced by people in this community, we are pleased to support the work of the team at CIDI and their partners working to create accessible emergency materials. Importantly, we believe this project can inform serving this community during future public health threats as well."

Nationally Recognized Research

CIDI research projects build on Georgia Tech's innovation in engineering, science, and technology. Many projects are focused on inclusive design and applications of information and communications technology (ICT) with tangible results. 

Our research serves members of all communities, ranging from students with disabilities to the aging population. With a goal of improving the human condition for individuals, our studies last months or even years. Take a closer look at our projects and research opportunities, and see where you might be able to contribute.

CIDI Is Here to Serve You


As the largest services and research center within Georgia Tech's College of Design, we address unmet needs in higher education, government, non-profits, and corporations. Our services can be accessed by becoming a member, and CIDI offers a range of membership levels to meet the different needs of each organization.


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Educational Institutions

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Government & Non-Profit

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Visit Us

As advocates for accessibility, our team invites you to schedule a visit to learn more about what goes into making the world more inclusive and accessible -- physically and digitally. You will receive a tour of our entire building with opportunities to connect with our staff and facilitate change by learning how to make your campus, company, or events more accessible.

Latest News & Events

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Inclusive Tech Entrepreneurship Program (ITEP)

ITEP is an integrated career development program for college students. Learn more here.
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CIDI, College of Design Talk Wheelchairs for ADA

A then-and-now look at wheelchair use and the differences the ADA has helped make possible.
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Tai Chi Leader Meets with TechSage Researchers

Dr. Paul Lam discusses technology innovations for improving access to tai chi interventions.
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Industrial Design & Assistive Tech

Researchers and students use rapid prototyping to create custom tools for people with mobility impairments.

The College of Design (COD) community of faculty, staff, and students aspires to create and nurture an environment that is supportive of all backgrounds where different views and ideas are respected and encouraged. In all our pursuits, we commit to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion with regard to race, national origin, language, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion, and ability. Moreover, we will encourage intellectual inquiry and respectful exchange that cements our dedication to these principles.


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