Global Assistive Technology Innovation

This Vertically Integrated Project, Global Assistive Technology Innovation, will be open to students from tech and non-tech majors. The students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts around disability, Assistive Technology (AT), inclusive design, and innovation while discussing privacy-compliant data for future innovation, intersectional data to be acknowledged for wide AT adoption, and feasible ways to collect and present user experience data to accelerate locally relevant AT innovation.


We will organize a week-long student trip to Kigali, Rwanda. The students will learn from disability case workers, community health educators, and disability NGOs; they will interact with local AT entrepreneurs and start-ups; they will visit people with disabilities in their homes, schools, and workplaces to observe the challenges these people face. We plan this trip to be a productive experience for the students to understand the disability experience in low-income countries.


More information will be provided here soon.