• Team-Based Design of Assistive Technology Devices

    Team-Based Design of Assistive Technology Devices

    During the 2021 fall semester , the UK Human Development Institute collaborated with Dr. Justin Huber, UK College of Medicine, and Dr. Babak Bazgari, from the UK College of Engineering working with 16 students in the Team-Based Design of Assistive Technology Devices. Each of four groups started with multiple project proposals identified from their summer shadowing experience at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. They presented their…

  • HDI Collaborates on NIH Research Education Program Grant

    HDI Collaborates on NIH Research Education Program Grant

    The UK Human Development Institute in collaboration with the UK College of Engineering and the UK College of Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine have received a National Institutes of Health R-25 Research Education Program grant: Team-Based Design of Assistive Technology Devices. This program invites students to apply for an opportunity to complete courses in…

  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020

    Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020

    Thursday, May 21, 2020 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). According to the GAAD web site, the goal of this day is to talk, think, and learn about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. Digital accessibility is the ability of a website, mobile application, or electronic document to be easily navigated and understood by a…

  • Eagle Scout Project Supports Alternative Communication

    Eagle Scout Project Supports Alternative Communication

    Nate Slack, a senior at West Jessamine High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 473 at the Nicholasville United Methodist Church, completed his Eagle Scout project by leading volunteers to print 3-D tactile symbols developed by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill – Project Core. Nate used resources provided by the Jessamine County…

  • 2019 Spring Institute in Assistive Technology on March 28

    2019 Spring Institute in Assistive Technology on March 28

    On March 28, HDI CATs hosted a the FREE 2019 Spring Institute in Assistive Technology conference at the UK Student Center. The event featured sessions by experts in assistive technology, a user panel, and hands on demonstrations of a variety of AT devices. It was aimed at students, researchers, faculty, staff, community members and self-advocates.…

  • HDI Center for Assistive Technology Services (CATS) Opens in the New Year!

    HDI Center for Assistive Technology Services (CATS) is the new regional Assistive Technology Regional Center (ATRC) serving Lexington and the surrounding region starting January 2. This center can loan assistive technology to Kentuckians with disabilities to help individuals achieve their goals and live successfully in their communities. Join us for the Grand Opening celebration on…