White House/VA conference on emerging technologies for disabilities

04/27/05

Washington, DC --Proceedings from the "White House/VA Conference on Emerging Technologies in Support of the New Freedom Initiative: Promoting Opportunities for People with Disabilities," held October 13-14, 2004, is now available.

The conference, attended by researchers, engineers, policymakers, clinicians, and advocates, addressed emerging technological innovations in research and development, building collaborations, and reducing barriers to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

In addition to several keynote addresses, participants attended panel discussions and breakout sessions focusing on technology and physical impairments, neuroprosthetics, retinal prostheses, assistive technology, limb loss, transportation, technology delivery, workforce education, and research and technology development.

Source: Eurekalert & others

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