Jon Sanford


Professor and RERC TechSAge Director



Jon Sanford, M. Arch, is a professor of industrial design at Georgia Tech’s College of Design. He is also a co-director of RERC TechSAge, the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies for Successful Aging with Disability, supported by the Department of Health and Human Services. He is one of the few architecturally trained researchers engaged in rehabilitation research and is internationally recognized for his expertise in universal design, design for aging, workplace accommodations, and accessibility. He has more than 300 scholarly presentations and publications and is the author of Design for the Ages: Universal Design as a Rehabilitation Strategy. He has served on the boards of several organizations including the American Society on Aging and the Center for Aging Services Technologies and was recently appointed to a study committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.