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 ...

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

Excerpt: This tool is designed for employers to cultivate a welcoming, safe, and inclusive professional ...
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The Human Development Institute has developed and illustrated its 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

ASL Team delivers services at Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness

ASL Team standing in front of SERID Conference poster
This past October, the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting Team, housed at the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute, ...

UK HDI Fund for Excellence Award to fund Bluegrass Mountain Biking Accessibility Initiative 

Person using an adaptive bike in the woods
Kentuckians will soon have access to an adaptive mountain biking trail, thanks in part to an internal grant funded by the UK Human Development Institute ...

RETAIN Kentucky Goes to the 2022 Kentucky State Fair

RETAIN Exhibit Table
The Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN KY) Team recently participated in the Kentucky State Fair to raise awareness about a Department of ...
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