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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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CDC Foundation, CIDI Battle Covid-19 with Accessibility

More than 61 million Americans navigate life with a disability, and to abide by health and public safety orders during a pandemic, they require adequate access and support at home, work, school, their community, and while traveling. To that end, the CDC Foundation awarded a contract to the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) at Georgia Institute of Technology to help assess, develop, and produce accessible emergency materials in response to COVID-19.

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

Chantal Kerssens.

Kerssens Is First CIDI Executive Director

Chantal Kerssens is the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation’s first executive director.
Tai Chi leader meets with TechSage researchers.

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.
Celebrating 30 years of the ADA.

CIDI Celebrate's ADA's 30th Anniversary

Follow along as we celebrate the ADA's 30th all year with testimonies and resources.


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