RESNA 2018 Annual Conference

RESNA 2018 Annual Conference
Thank you for joining us in Arlington, VA, for an unparalleled networking, education, policy, and advocacy experience. Contact conference@resna.org with any questions.

Schedule

  • 11 July
  • 12 July
  • 13 July
  • 14 July
  • 15 July

(WCS) Wheelchairs Committee Day 1

08:30 AM 05:00 PM

FN01 - RESNA Fundamentals Course Day 1

08:30 AM 05:30 PM

RESNA Registration Open Hours

07:30 AM 07:00 PM

(CoA-RATE) Committee on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Meeting

08:00 AM 10:00 AM

(WCS) Wheelchairs Committee Day 2

08:30 AM 05:00 PM

FN02 - RESNA Fundamentals Course Day 2

08:30 AM 05:30 PM

(COWHAT) Committee on Wheelchair and Tranportation

08:30 AM 05:30 PM

IC01 (SM) Full Day - Assessmt of the Complex Client from Postural Support to Alternative Driving Options

08:30 AM 05:30 PM

ML Michelle Lange

IC02 (OUT) Full Day - Gathering Evidence: Design and Analysis of Single Subject Studies for Practitioners, Researchers, and Manufactures

08:30 AM 05:30 PM

DT Dennis Tomashek

IC03 (ACT) 1/2-day Morning - Using Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) as an Access Method

08:30 AM 12:30 PM

PD Peggy Dellea

MS Marcia Scherer

TV Theresa Vaughan

DZ Debra Zeitlin

IC04 (NEW) 1/2-day Morning - Electrical Design and Fabrication in the Clinical Setting: Hands on Instruction for the Non-Electrical Engineer

08:30 AM 12:30 PM

BB Brian Burkhardt

IC05 (ACT) 1/2-day Morning - Making Math Accessible, if not Fun

08:30 AM 12:30 PM

DA Denis Anson

IC06 (OUT) 1/2-day Morning - Evidence-based AAC Strategies for Autism and Developmental Disabilities for Early Intervention to Advanced Language Training

08:30 AM 12:30 PM

SP Sara Pendleton-Krause

BW Barbara Weber

OW Oliver Wendt

IC07 (ACT) 1/2-day Afternoon - Hands-free Tech, Access from A to T: A Comprehensive Discussion of High-level, High-efficiency, Hands free Access

01:30 PM 05:30 PM

JG James Gardner

IC08 (OUT) 1/2-day Afternoon - Tele-AAC Fundamentals for Clinical Practice

01:30 PM 05:30 PM

EC Ellen Cohn

MG Michelle Gutmann

NH Nerissa Hall

JJ Jenifer Juengling-Sudkamp

IC09 (OTH) 1/2-day Afternoon - Redefining Aging in Place-Using AT

01:30 PM 05:30 PM

CP Cindi Pichler

LV Linda Vogelman

IC10 (ACT) 1/2-day Afternoon - Introduction to Dragon Voice Automation

01:30 PM 05:30 PM

AC Alan Cantor

(WRS) Wheelchair and Related Seating

04:30 PM 06:00 PM

First Timer Orientation

05:30 PM 06:15 PM

Student Assemmbly

06:15 PM 07:00 PM

VS Vince Schiappa

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

07:00 PM 09:00 PM

RESNA Registration Open Hours

07:30 AM 06:00 PM

WS01 (OTH) Accreditation 101

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

MG Mary Goldberg

WS02 (OUT) How Can Disability Studies Inform Rehabilitation Engineering Practice and Education? Concepts, Outcomes, & Lessons Learned

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

HF Heather Feldner

WS03 (SM) To Abduct or Not to Abduct

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

LR Lauren Rosen

WS04 (OUT) AT-Node, an Evidence Database On Access Interfaces: Present and Future Possibilities for at Outcomes Research

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

SA Sajay Arthanat

HK Heidi Koester

WS05 (JEA) Universal Design for Living: Assessing Environments Not the Individual

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

MK Marci Kinas Jerome

WS06 (NEW) Therapeutic Applications of Virtual Reality Music Making

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

AI Al Ingallinera

RN Rhonda Nelson

WS07 (COG) Assistive Technology Intervention for Circadian Disruption

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

CD Carmen DiGiovine

JF Julie Faieta

WS08 (SM) Power Seat Functions: Moving Forward

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

GW Ginger Walls

WS09 (ACT) Introduction to Accessibility to Phones, Tablets, and Computers

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

OG Olivia Glover White

MM Megan Mahaffey

KM Kristen Mastony

AS Amanda Summers

PL01 - Plenary #1: AT Around the World

09:00 AM 10:30 AM

EG Evandro Guimarães

CH Chris Holmes

NL Natasha Layton

Exhibits Open

10:00 AM 05:00 PM

SD01 - Student Design Competition in Tech Lab Rm

10:30 AM 12:30 PM

Break in Exhibit Hall

10:30 AM 11:00 AM

WS10 (SM) Power Adjustable Seat Height - How High and Why

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

JP Julie Piriano

WS11 (ACT) Language First, Technology Second

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

MA Megan Aldrich

AB Amy Bereiter

PP01 - Paper Platform #1: Access and Communication Technology

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

DT Dennis Tomashek

WS12 (NEW) Amazon, Google, and Bears Oh My! A Hands-On Demonstration of Modern Home Automation Implementation

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

BB Brian Burkhardt

AV Antoinette Verdone

WS13 (NEW) Continuous Cloud-Based Power Wheelchair Monitoring of Mobility and Seating

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

JG James Gardner

WS67 (NEW) NIDILRR Technology Products

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

SB Stephen Bauer

SS01 - RESERVED for State of the Science

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

WS14 (OTH) RERC on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

EG Elena Gonzalez

LK Lyndsie Koon

TM Tracy Mitzner

JS Jon Sanford

WS15 (SM) Testing A Wheelchair with the RESNA Standards and What the Results Can Tell You

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

WA William Ammer

Walkabout Lunch in Exhibit Hall

12:15 PM 01:15 PM

WS16 (SM) DME Care Path of Very Young Children (Age 0-3 Years)

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

GP Ginny Paleg

WS17 (SM) Latest Development of Wireless Powerchair Controls

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

SL Stephan Lautzenhiser

PP02 - Paper Platform #2: Emerging Technology

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

CD Carmen DiGiovine

WS18 (NEW) Emerging Technology to Help People with Disruptive BehAudio/Visualiors

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

SS Stephen Sutter

WS19 (OTH) Lessons Learned: AT Reuse Response During Recent Disasters

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

JP Jamie Prioli

WS20 (ACT) Environmental Control Redefined

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

CS Charles Sammartino

MS Michael Strawbridge

WS21 (OUT) Strengthening Your Core Vocabulary Implementation in the Schools

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

LB Lauren Bonnet

MT Marbea Tammaro

WS22 (NEW) Community Mobility, Participation and Health

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

HC Hajer Chalghoumi

SM Sarah Melgen

AM Alex Mihailidis

JS Jon Sanford

WS23 (ACT) Universal Design for Learning: Reading and Writing with Google Chrome

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

MM Melissa Mulvey

AZ Alicia Zeh-Dean

Exhibit Hall Open/unopposed time

02:15 PM 04:00 PM

Break in Exhibit Hall

02:15 PM 04:00 PM

PO01 - Poster time in Exhibit Hall

02:15 PM 04:00 PM

WS24 (SM) Seating and Wheeled Mobility – Introduction to a New Clinical Resource Guide

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

ML Michelle Lange

JM Jean Minkel

WS25 (PP) Protecting Access to Complex Rehab Technology

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

DC Don Clayback

LC Laura Cohen

GD Gerry Dickerson

WW Weesie Walker

PP03 - Paper Platform #3: Seating and Mobility

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

MB Mary Ellen Buning

PP04 - Paper Platform #4: Service Delivery and Outcome

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

HK Heidi Koester

WS26 (SM) Strategies for Integrating Non-Traditional Technologies in Seating and Mobility

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

CD Carmen DiGiovine

ML Matthew Linsenmayer

WS27 (OUT) You Can't Take Your Case Manager with You

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

SB Sayard Bass

TC Taryn Chrapkowski

SS02 - RESERVED for State of the Science

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

LB Lauren Bonnet

WS28 (NEW) Disability, Aging and Health

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

JS Jon Sanford

WS29 (ACT) ACT Sharing Solutions, Igniting Ideas

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

JB Jill Baldessari

AB Adina Bradshaw

AB Alisa Brownlee

RESNA Membership Business Meeting

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

RESNA Registration Open Hours

07:30 AM 07:00 PM

RESNA PSG 1 Suppliers and Manufacturers Meeting

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

RESNA PSG 2 Physical Therapists Meeting

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

RESNA PSG 3 Occupational Therapist Meeting

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

RESNA PSG 7 Educators Meeting

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

RESNA PSG 5 Vocational Rehabilitation Meeting

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

RESNA PSG 6 SLP's and Audiologists Meeting

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

SS04 - RESERVED for State of the Science

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

RESNA PSG 4 Engineers and Technologists Meeting

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

PL02 - Plenary #2: Perspectives from NIDILRR

09:00 AM 10:30 AM

RJ Robert Jaeger

Exhibit Hall Open

10:00 AM 05:00 PM

Break in Exhibit Hall

10:30 AM 11:00 AM

WS30 (SM) Smart Wheelchairs: How Close Are We?

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

LK Lisa Kenyon

PV Pooja Viswanathan

RW Rosalie Wang

WS31 (JEA) I Don't HAudio/Visuale A Disability. I'm Just Getting Old

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

SS Stephen Swain

PP05 - Paper Platform #5 Student Scientific Paper Competition Winners

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

JB Jennifer Boger

WS32 (COG) Motion-Based Technology for People Living with Dementia: Development Guidelines

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

AA Arlene Astell

ED Erica Dove

WS37 (SM) Navigating the Transition from Manual to Power Mobility

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

AK Angie Kiger

WS33 (ACT) AT Solutions for Individuals with Motor Impairments

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

LB Leah Barid

AB Adina Bradshaw

MW Matthew White

WS34 (ACT) Brain-Computer Interface: Considerations for Clinical Implementation

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

SD Slav Dimov

DE Deniz Erdogmus

MF Melanie Fried-Oken

WS35 (NEW) RERC ICT State of the Science - Accessibility of Information and Communication Technology for People with Disabilities

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

JB Jeff Bigham

BP Bambang Parmanto

AS Andi Saptono

LZ Leming Zhou

WS36 (NEW) Smart and Robotic Homes

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

BJ Brian Jones

CK Charlie Kemp

LL Lili Liu

GN Goldie Nejat

ES Eleni Stroulia

WS68 (NEW) NIDILRR Grant Programs and Opportunities

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

BB Brian Bard

SB Stephen Bauer

Awards Luncheon

12:30 PM 01:50 PM

WS38 (OTH) Integration of Education Research into a Rehabilitation Science and Technology Program

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

TB Theresa Berner

CD Carmen DiGiovine

SM Sandra Metzler

TN Tanya Nocera

MV Michelle Voss

WS39 (NEW) Advancing Technology and Design for Accessible Public Transportation

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

JM Jordana Maisel

BP Brittany Perez

AS Aaron Steinfeld

ES Edward Steinfeld

WS40 (NEW) Novel Clinical Application of Virtual Reality Technology Through Community Partnerships

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

EM Erin McNamara

WS41 (ACT) AAC for the Non-SLP

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

SB Sayard Bass

EC Elizabeth Christensen

WS42 (PP) Establishing Standard Classification Code Parameters for AT Industry

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

DC Don Clayback

JL Joseph Lane

MO Mark Odum

RS Rita Stanley

WS43 (ACT) Access and AAC: Preliminary Results of a Multi-Access Strategy

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

DB David Beukelman

SF Susan Fager

TJ Tom Jakobs

WS44 (NEW) RERC ICT State of the Science – the Use of Information and Communication Technology for Empowering People with Disabilities

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

BD Brad Dicianno

BP Bambang Parmanto

AS Andi Saptono

WS45 (NEW) Disability, Aging and Technology in the US and Canada: A Tale of Two Systems

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

JB Jerome Bickenback

JJ Jeffrey Jutai

TM Tracy Mitzner

SR Sarah Ruiz

JS Jon Sanford

WS46 (OTH) The Perfect Pitch: Striking a Chord with Investors and Partners

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

JF Jennifer Flagg

JL Joseph Lane

JL James Leahy

ML Michelle Lockett

VS Vathsala Stone

Break in Exhibit Hall

03:00 PM 03:15 PM

WS47 (OTH) An Interprofessional Education Course for Person-Centered Technology Design

03:15 PM 04:15 PM

AB Anna Braunizer

SM Stephen Miller

MS Madeline Sherman

ST Sabrina Tang

WS48 (OUT) ATP Ethics Survey – Preliminary Results

03:15 PM 04:15 PM

PB Patricia Bahr

NE Noel Estradahernandez

WS39 (NEW) Advancing Technology and Design for Accessible Public Transportation

03:15 PM 04:15 PM

JM Jordana Maisel

BP Brittany Perez

AS Aaron Steinfeld

ES Edward Steinfeld

WS40 (NEW) Novel Clinical Application of Virtual Reality Technology Through Community Partnerships

03:15 PM 04:15 PM

EM Erin McNamara

WS49 (OTH) DATCares: Developing AT with Informal Care Partners

03:15 PM 04:15 PM

AA Arlene Astell

JB Jennifer Boger

WS42 (PP) Establishing Standard Classification Code Parameters for AT Industry

03:15 PM 04:15 PM

DC Don Clayback

JL Joseph Lane

MO Mark Odum

RS Rita Stanley

WS50 (ACT) The Use of Videos with Visual Scene Displays to Support Communication and Participation

03:15 PM 04:15 PM

EJ Erik Jakobs

TJ Tom Jakobs

JL Janice Light

DM David McNaughton

WS51 (NEW) RERC ICT State of the Science – Digital Intervention for Reaching Out Underserved Population and People with Disabilities

03:15 PM 04:15 PM

DM Deborah Moncrieff

BP Bambang Parmanto

AS Andi Saptono

ES Elizabeth Skidmore

WS45 (NEW) Disability, Aging and Technology in the US and Canada: A Tale of Two Systems

03:15 PM 04:15 PM

JB Jerome Bickenback

JJ Jeffrey Jutai

TM Tracy Mitzner

SR Sarah Ruiz

JS Jon Sanford

WS46 (OTH) The Perfect Pitch: Striking a Chord with Investors and Partners

03:15 PM 04:15 PM

JF Jennifer Flagg

JL Joseph Lane

JL James Leahy

ML Michelle Lockett

VS Vathsala Stone

SS05 - RESERVED for State of the Science

04:00 PM 06:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open/unopposed time

04:15 PM 05:45 PM

PO02 - Poster time in Exhibit Hall

04:15 PM 05:45 PM

RESNA Accommodations SIG Meeting

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

RESNA Cognition and Sensory Loss SIG Meeting

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

RESNA Emerging Technologies SIG SIG Meeting

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

RESNA International SIG Meeting

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

RESNA Wheeled Mobility and Seating SIG Meeting

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

RESNA K-12 Practice SIG Meeting

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

RESNA Access and Communications Technology SIG Meeting

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Closes

05:45 PM 08:00 PM

Developers' Showcase and Networking Reception

06:30 PM 09:00 PM

RESNA Registration closed and pack

07:30 AM 12:00 PM

WS52 (SM) Use of a Team Building Activity to Facilitate Learning of Wheeled Mobility Clinical Reasoning

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

RF Robert Fuchs

WS53 (ACT) Examining the Language Organization and Supporting the Utilization of Speech Generating Devices

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

KG Kathleen Garrity

MM Megan Mussano

WS54 (INT) Development of a Wheelchair Training Toolkit

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

MG Mary Goldberg

PR Paula Rushton

WS55 (ACT) Assistive Technology Intervention: A Tool Use Learning Process for Powered Mobility and Augmentative and Alternative Communication

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

CC Chip Clarke

LN Lisbeth Nilsson

SW Sarah Wilds

WS56 (COG) How Technology is Helping People with Intellectual Disabilities to Excel at Work and Home

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

SS Stephen Sutter

WS57 (COG) Use of AT to Address Cognitive Deficits in Military Service Members with Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

CB Carolyn Bui-Nguyen

DP Dorothy Porcello

AR Amanda Reinsfelder

WS58 (ACT) AAC Supports for the Transition to Adult Life for Persons with Complex Communication Needs

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

CK Chris Klein

JL Janice Light

DM David McNaughton

WS59 (NEW) Emerging and Innovative Technologies Show and Tell

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

AS Andi Saptono

RS Richard Schein

ES Emma Smith

Certification Town Hall Meeting

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

AV Antoinette Verdone

WS60 (ACT) Driving Excel Via Dragon Professional: Tips, Tricks, and Workarounds

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

AC Alan Cantor

Beverage Break in Ballroom Level Foyer

09:00 AM 09:30 AM

WS52 (SM) Use of a Team Building Activity to Facilitate Learning of Wheeled Mobility Clinical Reasoning

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

RF Robert Fuchs

WS61 (ACT) Technologies to Support the Struggling Reader and Writer in K-12 Education

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

MM Megan Mussano

WS62 (INT) The Great Summit: Global Research, Innovation, and Education in Assistive Technology

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

CK Chapal Khasnabis

MS Marcia Scherer

RS Roger Smith

WS55 (ACT) Assistive Technology Intervention: A Tool Use Learning Process for Powered Mobility and Augmentative and Alternative Communication

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

CC Chip Clarke

LN Lisbeth Nilsson

SW Sarah Wilds

WS63 (JEA) Buy It!—Your Guide for Purchasing Accessible Technology

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

JC Josh Christianson

CW Corinne Weible

WS57 (COG) Use of AT to Address Cognitive Deficits in Military Service Members with Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

CB Carolyn Bui-Nguyen

DP Dorothy Porcello

AR Amanda Reinsfelder

WS58 (ACT) AAC Supports for the Transition to Adult Life for Persons with Complex Communication Needs

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

CK Chris Klein

JL Janice Light

DM David McNaughton

WS64 (OUT) Analysis of the Sport Participation Outcomes Research Tool and Comprehensive Survey

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

AS Andi Saptono

RS Richard Schein

VS Vince Schiappa

MS Mark Schmeler

WS65 (OTH) Innovative Strategies in AT Education: Addressing Challenges to Teaching AT

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

SB Salena Babb

DC Daniel Cochrane

LG Lynn Gitlow

DJ Dave Jaffe

CS Caren Sax

WS66 (OTH) Tools for Knowledge Translation: Effectively Communicating R&D Project Outputs to Key Stakeholders

09:30 AM 10:30 AM

JF Jennifer Flagg

JS Joann Starks

PL03 - Plenary #3: Colin McLaurin Memorial Lecture and RESNA Presidents' Remarks

10:30 AM 12:00 PM

RS Roger Smith

GV Gregg Vanderheiden

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Speakers

BW

Barbara Weber

Private Practice

12 July

CP

Cindi Pichler

IndependenceFirst

12 July

DZ

Debra Zeitlin

Helen Hayes Hospital

12 July

DA

Denis Anson

Misericordia University

12 July

EC

Ellen Cohn

University of Pittsburgh

12 July

JJ

Jenifer Juengling-Sudkamp

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System/VA

12 July

LV

Linda Vogelman

Society's Assets

12 July

MG

Michelle Gutmann

Purdue University

12 July

NH

Nerissa Hall

Communicare, LLC

12 July

OW

Oliver Wendt

Purdue University

12 July

TV

Theresa Vaughan

National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies

12 July

PD

Peggy Dellea

Boston Children's Hospital

12 July

DT

Dennis Tomashek

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

12 July

13 July

MS

Marcia Scherer

Institute for Matching Persons and Technologies

12 July

15 July

AC

Alan Cantor

Cantor Access Incorporated

12 July

15 July

BB

Brian Burkhardt

Richmond VA

12 July

13 July

JG

James Gardner

University of Utah

12 July

13 July

ML

Michelle Lange

Access to Independence

12 July

13 July

BD

BonnieLynn David

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
DP

Dianne Pawluk

Virginia Commonwealth University
KL

Katelyn Loshny

University of Alberta
LM

Loren McMahon

Boston Children's Hospital
LM

Lynn McGarvey

University of Alberta
PE

Paola Esquivel

University of Alberta
RD

Regina Doherty

MGH Institute of Health Professions
KA

Kim Adams

University of Alberta
AC

Alexandre Campeau-Lecours

Université Laval
AP

Ariana Pelkey

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
AL

Audrey Lebrasseur

Université Laval
ER

Eun Rae Ro

National Rehabilitation Center
FR

François Routhier

Universite Laval
JL

Josiane Lettre

Université Laval
KC

Kevin Caves

Duke University
LD

Leighanne Davis

Duke University
ML

Myung Joon Lim

National Rehabilitation Center, Korea
NS

Nathan Spaeth

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
NL

Nicole Latzig

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PA

Philippe Archambault

École de technologie supérieure, McGill University
HK

Hyosun Kweon

National Rehabilitation Center
AA

Andoni Aguirrezabal

CARRT-USF
DA

Daniel Ashley

CARRT-USF
DB

David Brienza

University of Pittsburgh
JR

Jacquie Ripat

University of Manitoba
ME

Michele Erwin

All Wheels Up
PK

Patricia Karg

University of Pittsburgh
RD

Rajiv Dubey

CARRT-USF
RM

Ramy Mounir

CARRT-USF
RA

Redwan Alqasemi

CARRT-USF
SA

Sandra Arias Guzman

University of Pittsburgh
SS

Stephen Sundarrao

CARRT-USF
UT

Urvish Travedi

CARRT-USF
AS

Akila Surendran

NISH
CB

Conor Bloomer

FDA
EG

Ed Giesbrecht

University of Manitoba
KS

K G Satheesh Kumar

NISH
MS

Michelle Silverman

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
KK

Kimberly Kontson

US FDA
AG

Alan Gaglio

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
AS

Alyssa Schnorenberg

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
BS

Brooke Slavens

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
EH

Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
GK

Garrett Kryt

Simon Fraser University
NS

Nicholas Sallinger

University of Pittsburgh
OJ

Omid Jahanian

University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
SD

Scott Daigle

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SC

Shelley Chapin

PSU
VM

Vaishnavi Muqeet

Medical College of Wisconsin
AK

Alicia Koontz

University of Pittsburgh
HK

Hyun-Wook Ka

Human Engineering Research Laboratories
LW

Lin Wei

University of Pittsburgh
SB

Sarah Bass

University of Pittsburgh
CH

Chris Holmes

House of Lords
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Chris Holmes is Britain’s most successful Paralympic swimmer winning a total of 9 golds, 5 silvers and 1 bronze. He was also Director of Paralympic Integration, responsible for the organisation of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Chris is a passionate advocate for the potential of technology and the benefits of diversity and inclusion. He campaigns for more accessible environments for disabled people and is working to end the injustice of unpaid internships. In Parliament Chris is a member of the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence and has been a member of Committees on Digital Skills, Social Mobility and Financial Exclusion. He is co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Assistive Technology, Fintech, block chain and the 4th Industrial Revolution. Chris is also Chair of the Global Disability Innovation Hub, Diversity Adviser to the Civil Service , non-executive director at Channel 4 and Chancellor of BPP University. Chris sits on the Future Talent Steering Group which offers thought leadership on the future of work and how best to develop opportunities and skills for people and organisations in a changing world. Chris is also Chair of Ignite, an innovation and change consultancy that applies lessons from elite sport to a broad range of business situations, inspiring teams and achieving outstanding results for clients in the public and private sector. Early life: As a boy Chris was a promising sportsman; on school teams for most sports and academically gifted with a distinct ambition to get to Cambridge University, by no means a normal next step from the Kidderminster Comprehensive he attended. At the age of 14 and completely unexpectedly Chris went blind overnight. His extraordinary courage and determination took him back into the pool, and just four years later to 2 straight A’s for his A-levels and a place at Cambridge. At the end of his first year at Cambridge he won a record-breaking six gold medals at the Barcelona Paralympics. In total Chris won nine gold medals, including the record six gold medals at a single Paralympics. He gained a string of World and European titles, broke 35 world records and was awarded an MBE for services to British sport at the age of 20. He was member of the Great Britain swimming team for seventeen years and captain for five. Career: After retiring from competitive swimming Chris worked as a journalist before qualifying and working as a commercial lawyer specialising in employment and pensions. He also took non-Executive Director roles at the Disability Rights Commission and UK Sport and was an Ambassador for the successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic bid. In 2009 Chris was appointed Director of Paralympic Integration for London 2012. In this role, Chris drew on political skills, strategic know-how and his incredible determination to deliver the most successful Paralympics ever. It worked. London 2012 was the first games to have all sponsors signed to both Olympics and Paralympics, the first games to sell out all the stadia for every session and, incredibly, the first games to achieve worldwide television audiences in the hundreds of millions. In recognition of Chris’s talents and contribution to the country he was invited by the Prime Minister to enter the House of Lords. Chris relishes this political role and his experiences navigating the ancient corridors of power with guide dog Lottie offer numerous entertaining anecdotes.Chris’s legal background stood him in good stead as non-Executive Director at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (2013-2017) where he headed up the Disability Committee and was responsible for important diversity and inclusion programmes, ranging from sport to broadcasting and precedent setting legal action concerned with the Equality Act 2010 and establishing principles around accessibility and inclusion. Chris is supporter and patron of several charities including Duke of Edinburgh Awards, the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Help for Heroes and Guide Dogs.

13 July

EG

Evandro Guimarães

General Coordinator of Assistive Technology for the Secretariat of People with Disabilities Rights
Ministry of Human Rights (Brazil)
Dr. Evandro Guimarães is the General-Coordinator of Assistive Technology in the Secretariat for the Rights of People with Disabilities at the Ministry of Human Rights. In this role he coordinates all AT policies on funding research and development, manufacturing and distribution, service provision, access and the delivery of AT devices and services through the public Brazilian health system. In the context of RESNA and sister organizations around the world, his office is charged with creating international partnerships to increase the quality and safety of assistive devices. Evandro pioneered innovative and sustainable AT product delivery in the State of Maranhão, Brazil. Working in remote villages and rural towns, he designed and fabricated low cost AT devices from local materials and spare electronic components. He began this approach to local AT solutions with his 1998 Master’s thesis project, the Tuball wheelchair cushion, at the Center for Assistive Technology, University at Buffalo. His PhD work recorded and evaluated how people react to the appearance and functionality of inclusively designed products. Dr. Guimarães served as an adjunct professor at the São Luis campus, Federal University of Maranhão for twenty five years. He taught product design and prototyping methods in both undergraduate research methods and in graduate capstone design courses, always encouraging students to design with a universal approach in mind. He has published presentations and articles in the United States, Italy, United Kingdom, Portugal and Brazil. He has been a member of the scientific committee of the DRS, Design Research Society since 2007. As an advocate on campus, Evandro was president of the work group that created the Office for Accessibility at the São Luis campus. Through his efforts the annual conference of the Brazilian Society for Science Progress – the country’s largest academic society -- is now fully inclusive. In the community, he co-founded two Brazilian institutions to support People with Disabilities; the Independent Living Center of Maranhão and the Dialectic Center for Parents and Friends of Disabled Children.

13 July

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Gregg Vanderheiden

Professor
University of Maryland College of Information Studies
Dr. Vanderheiden has been active in the area of Technology and Disability for over 45 years. His early work was in Augmentative Communication, a term taken from his writings in the late 70’s. Starting in 1979, his focus shifted to personal computers and he worked inside Apple, Microsoft and IBM on increasing the accessibility and usability of their products. Apple included features in Apple IIe, gs, and MacOS and iOS. IBM and Microsoft licensed 9 features from Dr. Vanderheiden’s group for inclusion in DOS, OS/2, and Windows. Dr. Vanderheiden co-chaired and co-authored the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 1.0 and 2.0), worked with the Access Board on 255 and 508, and lead the effort to develop the EZ-Access package of cross-disability access features that are now built into Amtrak ticket machines, Automated Postal Stations, Homeland Security Passport Kiosks, and many other ITMs across the country. His current focus is on the development of a Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII).

15 July

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Robert Jaeger

Director
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (U.S.)
Dr. Jaeger's research experience spans more than four decades. Much of his work has been focused on disability and rehabilitation research. He came to ACL in December 2017, following 10 years with the Office of Research and Development at the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), where he first served as Scientific Program Manager for Prosthetics and Rehabilitation Engineering, and then as the Director of Post-Deployment Health Research. Prior to his time with the VA, he was the Program Director for the Research to Aid Persons with Disabilities Program at the National Science Foundation. He also served as a Special Volunteer (adjunct research biomedical engineer) with the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center. In 1987, the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR, the precursor of NIDILRR) awarded Dr. Jaeger a Mary E. Switzer Fellowship. In 1997, he entered government service and came to NIDRR to serve as a Program Specialist, with responsibilities for the Peer Review process, the Field-Initiated Grant Program, and the Small Business Innovation Research program. From 2000-2006, he served as NIDRR’s Director of Interagency and International Affairs. In that role, he also served as the Executive Secretary of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR). His earlier roles included 17 years as a Professor at the Pritzker Institute of Medical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. While he was at IIT, he also had adjunct faculty appointments at the medical schools of Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. He earned the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Jaeger is a Vietnam Era Veteran, having served in the Human Factors Branch at the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base (CA), and then in the Radiobiology Division at the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base (TX).

14 July

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Roger Smith

Director, Professor, RESNA President
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association as well as RESNA, with his major contributions to these fields primarily in the area of measurement and outcomes of assistive technology and accessibility interventions. Dr. Smith has been Principal Investigator or Director of more than 30 grant funded projects to develop and promote more effective measurement instruments to improve the documentation of outcomes in the field and to create new and better resource materials to support practice. He has led five national training projects to improve the skill level of assistive technology and universal design practitioners. Dr. Smith’s more than 25 years of active teaching in the field of assistive technology continues with a focus on interdisciplinary practice and with a major commitment on training the next generation of Assistive Technology Practitioners and Rehabilitation Engineers. Dr. Smith has authored many dozens of interdisciplinary publications on these topics and hundreds of national/international presentations and workshops to advance assistive technology and universal design. A key to Dr. Smith’s contributions to the field are his interdisciplinary backgrounds in psychology/communications, occupational therapy, and industrial engineering, which offer a broad perspective when tackling problems. In RESNA he has served as Chair of the Special Interest Group on outcomes and measurement, the Quality Assurance Committee during the early development phases of the RESNA certification processes, and the Ad Hoc Committee or Rehabilitation Engineering. He has also served on national level committees in the AOTA, including on the charter Special Interest Section standing committee on Technology and has been inducted into the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Academy of Research.

15 July

15 July

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Ahmed El Rahim

Hospital
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Anand Mhatre

Human Engineering Research Laboratories
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Aravind Bharathy

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Brandon Daveler

Human Engineering Research Laboratories
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Caren Sax

San Diego State University

15 July

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Clive D'Souza

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Craig Wadsworth

Illinois Assistive Technology Program
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Cyndy Robinson

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
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Elizabeth Skidmore

University of Pittsburgh