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Disability and Accessibility

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UMD Tech Tool Aims to Make Workplaces More Inclusive for Autistic People

Video Platform Designed by Neurodiverse Team Could Improve Communications for All

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An Ally for Access

Palm-sized Robot Navigates Touchscreens for Visually Impaired Users

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UMD Center Receives $6.2M to Help People With Disabilities Build Careers

Education Experts Will Support Connecticut Project Aimed at Fair Pay, Personalized Support

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Project Aims to Convey Big Data With Sound and Touch

NSF-Funded Research Would Expand Employment, Education Opportunities for Blind Data Users

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System Breaks Down Barriers for Blind Web Designers

Computer Science Researchers’ Touch, Audio-based Interface Provides Autonomy and Accessibility

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Aerospace Engineering Teams Soar Again With Helicopter Designs at International Competition

Undergrads Win, Graduate Students Place Second for Plans That Accommodate Passengers With Disabilities

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Where Your Wordle Post Went Wrong

Ahead of UMD’s First Digital Accessibility Empathy Lab, Check Out 7 Common Online Barriers—and How to Fix Them

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A Convincing Pitch for Disability Awareness

Alum Born Without Arms Uses Feet to Toss Ceremonial First Pitches, Shares Story on ‘To Tell the Truth’

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En Garde for Accessibility

UMD Fencing Club’s New Equipment Allows Athletes Who Use Wheelchairs to Participate in Sport

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Expanding Data Science Beyond Visualization

$2M in State Funding Supports Work Expanding Access to Field for the Visually Impaired

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A Second Shot at Playing Hockey

After Losing His Vision, Education Alum Rediscovers Passion, Works to Expand Access to Favorite Sport

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Going Beyond ‘Compliance Alone’

New ADA Officer Aims for a Campus That’s Welcoming to People of Every Ability Level

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