Research & Development

UWCTDS faculty members conduct programs of research and development across a wide range of issues related to technology and disability, including:

  • usability,
  • accessible information technology,
  • accessible measurement,
  • assisted cognition,
  • smart homes and ubiquitous computing,
  • transition from school to work,
  • technology and learning disabilities,
  • applications of technology in the school and work place for people with disabilities, 
  • technology in low-resourced settings and international contexts.

Faculty are available to conduct research and development that meet the needs of funding organizations and individuals.

Projects with active research agenda include:

Examples of completed projects include:

  • Accessible Voting Project. (2011 – 2013).  
  • Assisted Cognition in Community, Employment and Support Settings. NIDRR. (2003-2007).
  • Assistive and Accessible Information Technology in Worksource Centers and Affiliates. Washington Worksource Association. (2003-2006).
  • Assistive Devices and Adolescents with Spina Bifida. CDC/AUCD. (2003-2006).
  • Assistive Technology and Employment: A case study of the efficacy of assistive technology in community employment settings for individuals with intellectual disabilities.  (2012-2013).
  • Cognitive Support Technologies for Individuals with TBI : Sendero and University of Washington.  (2008).
  • Context-Aware Prompting System to Support Persons with Cognitive Disabilities. (2010-11).
  • Development and Validation of Measures of Pain Behaviors in Chronic Pain.  (2009-2011).
  • Disability Policy Analysis. Washington Department of Services for the Blind. (2006-2009).
  • Enhancing the NIH Toolbox's Accessibility and Usability to Support the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Health Research. (2006-2010).
  • The End of Pointing and Clicking: Improving Computer Access with Goal Crossing.  (2008-2009).
  • Meeting the Need.  (2006-2007).
  • Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC). NIDRR (2006-2011). Kurt Johnson, PI.
  • National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education (AccessIT). NIDRR. (2001-2006). Kurt Johnson, PI.
  • RehabNet-West. NIH. (2000-2005). Marjorie Anderson, PI.
  • Region X ADA Disability Business Technical Assistance Center. NIDRR. (2006-2011). 
  • Roads to Community Livings: Using assistive technology to support independence in the community. (2011-2013).
  • University of Washington Center on Outcomes Research Rehabilitation - PROMIS. (2004-2010).