BBI researchers present CERT project findings at RESNA 2012

July 2, 2012

Photo of conferenceBBI researchers working on the Center for Effective Rehabilitation Technology (CERT) project hosted a workshop titled “Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (AT/RT) Service Delivery: What We Know and Where We Are Headed” at the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Annual Conference in Baltimore on July 2, 2012.

The workshop disseminated findings from a qualitative study of the provision and delivery of technology based accommodations in the workplace. Additionally, the research team shared information on the upcoming design, development, and testing of an instrument to assist consumers and counselors in the selection and decision-making of AT/RT that matches a consumer’s workplace needs and preferences.

The workshop was designed by BBI researchers Marcia Scherer, Meera Adya, Mary Killeen, and Deepti Samant Raja in collaboration with Caren Sax, Interwork Institute at San Diego State University, and Dan Davies, AbleLink Technologies, Inc.

Despite advancements in AT/RT services, there remains a gap in consumers and providers having the confidence that they know the products and services available. CERT is a five-year project to identify, document, and analyze models of AT/RT service delivery shown to be effective in promoting successful employment outcomes. CERT is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Research conducted on technology based accommodations in the workplace also receives support from the RERC on Workplace Accommodations – Work RERC (H133E070026), funded by NIDRR.

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