Technology Bases Learning with Disability


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Learning FROM Disability:
A Lens on Problem-Centered, Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration

Wright State University
May 31st - June 1st 2012

This two-day workshop will examine research focused on the development of technologies to empower persons with disabilities. A unifying theme for the presentations and discussion will be the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to this research, both for problem stakeholders and for contributing science and engineering disciplines.

Learning FROM Disability is being conducted as part of the Technology-based Learning with Disability Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Program (LwD IGERT) at Wright State University.  LwD IGERT is funded by the National Science Foundation.


Featuring a Keynote Presentation by:

Mike May


Sendero Group


May 31, 2012 5:00 p.m.

There Is Always a Way - Finding work-arounds in business, play and travel

Gandhi Auditorium White Hall, Boonshoft School of Medicine Reception to follow 

Directions to the Boonshoft School of Medicine:

Join us on May 31-June in the Joshi Research Center for the Learning FROM Disability Workshop.  The workshop will be held in Rooms 292 and 299 of the Joshi Research Center.  Parking is FREE and available in Lot 2, the visitor's lot.  From that lot, turn right and proceed toward the Joshi Research Center and the Russ Engineering Center.  You can enter Joshi from the ramp and then turn left to access the conference rooms.  

Other Keynote Speakers:   

Broadening Participation in STEM Fields

Dr. Michelle Wheatly


West Virginia University




Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

Dr. Forouzan Golshani

Dean of the College of Engineering

California State University, Long Beach



Topical Sessions

-Blindness and Low Vision - Navigating the environment and the web 
-Movement Disorders - Biomechanical engineering solutions
-Motor Control Disabilities - Brain-Computer Interfaces
-Traumatic Brain Injury - Monitoring, compensating for, and understanding the
 neurological bases of cognitive impairments

Lab Tours/Interactive Demonstrations

For more information contact the LwD Program Office
937-775-5121 or 937-775-5123 or




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