Universal Design & Assistive Technology

Universal design (UD) and assistive technology both enhance opportunity for people with disabilities. Universal design elements improve access for all in physical, learning and virtual environments. The Human Development Institute will be a national leader in UD by modeling the principles in all of our work, and by increasing the capacity of our partners and those we serve to ensure the maximum inclusion, engagement, independence, and opportunity possible for all people. Assistive technology provides solutions that maximize function for individuals. HDI offers several training and direct service efforts in this area. For more information, contact: Christina Espinosa or Patti Singleton.


Projects

Center for Assistive Technology Services

HDI Center for Assistive Technology Services (CATS) is the regional Assistive Technology Regional Center (ATRC) ...

Driver Rehabilitation

The Driver Rehabilitation program provides evaluation and training services to consumers of the Kentucky Office ...

Rehabilitation Technology

Rehabilitation Technologists work within the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to serve consumers across the ...

Southeast ADA Center – Kentucky Affiliate

The Southeast ADA Center (SEADA Center) is engaging in research to examine financial inclusion across ...

Universal Design Certificate

The Certificate in Universal Design is designed to give students a foundation in the principles ...

Universal Design Team

Universal design is about making places and resources useable by a world that is very ...

Products

Inviting autistic people to participate in meetings that will potentially affect the lives of autistic ...
Excerpt: This tool is designed for employers to cultivate a welcoming, safe, and inclusive professional ...
The Human Development Institute has developed and illustrated its version of the Universal Design Principles.  ...
This manual was designed primarily for use by people with disabilities. We hope that it ...

News

Thompson Earns Universal Design Certificate

Elizabeth Thompson staff photo. She has long, curly blonde hair and is wearing a white shirt and black blazer. She is standing in front of trees and smiling at the camera
Elizabeth Thompson has been involved with HDI for a while, but she’s always ready for an opportunity to learn more. Thompson, who works with the ...

Fowler named Rehabilitation Technologist of the Year

Fowler names Rehabilitation Technologist of the Year
Josiah Fowler, a Rehabilitation Technologist for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, thinks of his job like a puzzle. Luckily, he’s good at puzzles. Though the ...

RETAIN Employer Seminar Series

person working on a computer at a desk
When asked about the RETAIN Employer First Seminar series, Kimberly Wickert figured she’d let a frequent attendee, Judiann Romeo, AVP at CareWorks, speak to the ...
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