IPaT Think Tank – CIDI Accessibility Research and Services

IPaT Thursday Think Tank: CIDI – Accessibility Research and Services

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Online (BlueJeans)

Chantal Kerssens, PhD is Executive Director of Georgia Tech's Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI, cidi.gatech.edu), the largest research center in the College of Design. CIDI was created in 2018 by the merger of the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) and AMAC Accessibility (Alternative Media Access Center). One emerged in the late 1970s from collaborations between Georgia Tech Industrial Design students and local disability groups; The other started to help post-secondary institutions provide accessible educational materials to print-disabled students in a timely and effective way.


CIDI is recognized as a leader for services and research in accessibility and is committed to technological innovation and development of user-centered research, products, environments, and services for individuals of all ages and abilities so they can live, learn, work, and play independently in the communities of their choice.


Kerssens will give a brief overview of notable programs, projects and impacts as well as highlight current interests, needs, and opportunities to partner.


If you would like to call into the conversation using a phone, you can access using the phone numbers below:

+1.408.419.1715 (United States(San Jose))

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Meeting ID: 453 271 000

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