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.


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 ...

PROJECT E3 – Educate, Empower, Employ Targeted Communities

Project E3, the “Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Targeted Communities: Empower, Educate, Employ” — ...

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

The Human Development Institute has developed and illustrated it's version of the Universal Design Principles.  ...
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HDI has been at the forefront of helping to lead and guide what it looks ...
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For 50 years, the Human Development Institute (HDI) has served the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the ...
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This resource directory was designed primarily for use by people with disabilities and family members ...
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News

RETAIN Kentucky Receives Grant to Expand Services

two women and one man seated at a table with blue tablecloths on it. They are seated in front of the American and Kentucky flags. The woman on the left has blonde hair, is wearing a light blue top and sweater. The 2nd woman is wearing a navy blue dress; and the man is wearing a navy blue jacket and a yellow tie.
The UK Human Development Institute Executive Director, Dr. Kathy Sheppard-Jones joins Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman and UK President Eli Capilouto to announce the state has ...

HDI Collaborates on NIH Research Education Program Grant

HDI Collaborates on NIH Research Education Program Grant
The UK Human Development Institute in collaboration with the UK College of Engineering and the UK College of Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine have ...

HDI to partner with the Adaptive Martial Arts Association

two male martial artists shaking hands; one man is wearing white and is standing and the other man is wearing black and uses a wheelchair for mobility. Three martial artists are shown in the background.
The Kentucky Inclusive Health Collaborative at the UK Human Development Institute is excited to partner with the Adaptive Martial Arts Association (AMAA) to develop training ...
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