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

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

HDI Staff to Present at Annual AUCD Conference

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University of Kentucky Human Development Institute (HDI) staff are preparing to present sessions and posters at the 2021 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) ...

Kentucky’s OVR Interpreters in Action at SERID Conference

Kentucky’s OVR Interpreters in Action at SERID Conference
Interpreters from the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, in conjunction with others across the country, provided American Sign Language interpreting services at the 2021 Southeast ...

Universal Design in Action at HDI!

Universal Design in Action at HDI!
On September 1, HDI’s Haley Potter presented on universal design in the performing arts at the LexArts Network monthly meeting. These meetings serve as a ...
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