University of Wisconsin Wins $20M Grant to Improve Tech for Disabled Students

DISABILITY INNOVATION: The Department of Education has awarded the University of Wisconsin a $20 million federal grant to pilot the Automated Personalization Computing Project (APCP). The project aims to  improve devices' capabilities to adjust to the user's preferences and abilities automatically, which would allow them to activate an interface tailored to their needs on any computer or software. The Department gave the grant through its Disability Innovation Fund. Outgoing Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a press release he hopes that the technology dismantles barriers that disabled students face when trying to access information and communication technologies.

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