Everyday Assistive Technology

Collaborating with the NYU Ability Project and NYU Dentistry to study the challenges of deploying and maintaining assistive technologies

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Students work with the NYU Ability Project on established projects and evaluate, document, complete, and/or repair assistive technologies in everyday use. The process involves developing and applying skills in software, hardware, communication, and/or digital fabrication; identifying solutions to hindrances in accessibility, usability, and durability; as well as iteratively improving existing solutions.

Methods & Technologies

  • Crafting and manual fabrication
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Documentation (writing, videos, photography)
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Microcontrollers and electronics
  • Qualitative data collection
  • User-Experience Design
  • Usability
  • Web development

subteams

  • Developing Assistive Technologies Class
  • Looking Forward Class
  • Multisensory room at NYU Dentistry

Partners

  • NYU Ability Project
  • NYU Steinhardt
  • NYU Tandon Makerspace
  • NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • NYU Tisch

Faculty Advisor

  • Amy Hurst
  • Email: amyhurst@nyu.edu
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