Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless RERC). The Georgia Institute of Technology, in partnership with Georgia State University, the University of Texas, Arlington, and other stakeholders established a Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (WIT RERC), 2001-2021. Wireless RERC's mission was to integrate established wireless technologies with emerging wirelessly connected devices and services for a transformative future where individuals with disabilities achieve independence, improved quality of life, and enhanced community participation.

Recent Submissions

  • SUNspot 1 - About Wireless Users with Disabilities 

    Morris, John; Mueller, Jim; Lippincott, Ben; Jones, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-08-10)
    This is the inaugural SUNspot, a series of short reports that provide preliminary analysis of responses from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot provides a view of the use patterns and usability ...
  • SUNspot 2 - Preliminary Data Analysis for People with Visual Impairment 

    Morris, John; Mueller, Jim; Lippincott, Ben; Jones, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-09-10)
    This SUNspot (Survey of User Needs) addresses the following questions related to people with visual impairment. 1) Among people with blindness or low vision, how many have mobile wireless phones? 2) How many are satisfied ...
  • SUNspot 3 - Wireless Users with Disabilities in Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities 

    Morris, John; Mueller, Jim; Lippincott, Ben; Jones, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-10-31)
    A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on possible differences between people with disabilities who reside in urban, suburban and rural communities.
  • SUNspot 4 - Stroke Survivors and Wireless Use and Usability 

    Morris, John; Mueller, Jim; Lippincott, Ben; Jones, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-12-09)
    A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on the use and usability of wireless technology by stroke survivors. It compares their experiences with those of respondents with ...
  • SUNspot 5 - Wireless Users with Hearing Impairment 

    Morris, John; Mueller, Jim; Lippincott, Ben; Jones, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-01-07)
    A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on the use and usability of wireless technology by people with hearing impairment.
  • SUNspot 6 - People with Disabilities, Income, and Wireless Access 

    Morris, John; Mueller, Jim; Lippincott, Ben; Jones, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-03-30)
    A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on the the impact of household income on wireless technology use by people with disabilities.
  • SUNspot 7 - Device Customization and Apps 

    Morris, John; Mueller, Jim; Lippincott, Ben; Jones, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-07-18)
    A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on customization of wireless devices and use of software applications ("apps") by people with disabilities.
  • SUNspot 8 - Preferences for Text-based Messaging and Mobile Internet 

    Morris, John; Mueller, Jim; Lippincott, Ben; Jones, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-08-04)
    A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on the consumer preferences for text-based messaging and mobile internet by people with disabilities.
  • SUNspot 9 - Wireless Use and Usability by People with Dexterity Limitations 

    Morris, John; Mueller, Jim; Lippincott, Ben; Jones, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-09-16)
    This SUNspot (Survey of User Needs) addresses the following questions related to people with dexterity limitations. 1) How many have mobile wireless phones? 2) How important is their wireless device and why? 3)What is the ...
  • Text-to-911 and NG911 Policy Study 

    LaForce, Salimah; Touzet, Christina (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    The Wireless RERC published a research brief summarizing the results of a study of 9-1-1 policies at the state and local levels in relation to text-to-911 and next generation 9-1-1 (NG911) deployments in the United States. ...
  • WEA vs. EAS Survey Comparison 

    Touzet, Christina; LaForce, Salimah (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The research presented in the handout was conducted by the Wireless RERC and funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). It provides the background ...
  • Emergency Communications and People with Disabilities: 9-1-1 Communication, Public Alerts, and Social Media 

    Morris, John; LaForce, Salimah; Mueller, Jim (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-06)
    A summary of the findings from the Wireless RERC's survey on emergency communications and people with disabilities conducted November 2010-January 2011. The survey focused on 3 aspects of emergency communications: 1) ...
  • Accessibility, Usability, and the Design of Wearables and Wirelessly Connected Devices 

    Moon, Nathan; Baker, Paul M. A.; Goughnour, Kenneth (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-10)
    Researchers at the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless RERC) have conducted a review of representative applications and examples of currently available wearable and ...
  • Technology and Disability Policy Highlights 2017 Top 25 Topics 

    Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Advanced Communications Policy; Wireless RERC (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-02)
    Technology and Disability Policy Highlights (TDPH) editors covered a wide range of disability access issues in 2017. The graphic word cloud depicts the twenty-five most used keywords in 2017. The top five words by frequency ...