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United States Postal Service kiosk

United States Postal Service kiosk that is accessible and usable by everyone. (large image)


Gregg C. Vanderheiden (Director)
2107 Engineering Centers Building
1550 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1609
Tel: 608/262-6966
Fax: 608/262-8848
E-mail: info@trace.wisc.edu
trace.wisc.edu

THE MISSION of the Trace Center is to ensure that information, telecommunication and electronics in daily living are accessible and usable by everyone. This is done through research, product development, standards, work with industry and policy-makers. The Trace Center's results can be found in every copy of Window OS, every Macintosh, almost all versions of Linux, ATM across the country, 20,000 Automated Postal Stations, Amtrak ticket kiosks, WWII memorial, and many other places and devices used every day.

manipulating household items such as a reclosable plastic bag.

Simulating how limited hand mobility makes it difficult to manipulate household items such as a reclosable plastic bag. This activity is included in the "Experience" lab for INTEREGR 160. (large image)

Using a mouthstick to handle a softcover book.

Using a mouthstick to handle a softcover book. (large image)

The Center is currently working to build access directly into the Internet so that anyone, anywhere with a disability or literacy problem, will be able to approach any computer and invoke the access features they need to use it and access the information and services on the Internet — regardless of their socioeconomic situation.

Kate Vanderheiden

Kate Vanderheiden, a research program manager at the Trace Research and Development Center, at an exhibit for the Assistive Technology Expo in the Mechanical Engineering Building. (large image)

This collaborative work is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) (U.S. Department of Education) through grants from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) Program, by NSF and by individual donations.




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Date last modified: 04-Nov-2009 13:35:35
Date created: 20-Mar-2002
Content by: cakrueger@engr.wisc.edu
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