In June, The Arc of Mississippi and Project START co-sponsored the Assistive Technology for Everyone 2023 conference to showcase Mississippi's latest assistive technology. They hosted national speakers to discuss today’s technology tools that assist individuals with disabilities to live independently.
The 13th annual Microsoft Ability Summit was dedicated to conversations to advance the future of accessibility and disability inclusion, including people living with cognitive disabilities.
This past spring, the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities announced a request for proposals from CU faculty members for the Technology Translational Research and Development (TTRD) Awards. The TTRD Awards were developed to support the Coleman Institute’s mission to catalyze and integrate advances in technology to promote the quality of life of people with cognitive disabilities and their caregivers.
The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities is under new leadership. In the fall of 2021, Cathy Bodine, PhD, took the reins of the institute. Dr. Bodine is only the second Executive Director of the prestigious institute.
In February, two members of the Coleman Institute’s leadership team were honored to speak at the 2023 Future of Interface Workshop.