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Wed, 5 Jul 2006 11:32:01 -0600
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(Please excuse multiple postings; please distribute to students and  
colleagues.)

The Rehabilitiation Engineering Research Center on Advancing  
Cognitive Technologies is conducting a student design competition,  
with a first prize of $5000, over the coming year.

Examples of appropriate projects include: Improvement in  
accessibility of information on the World Wide Web for persons with  
cognitive disabilities. Memory aids for people with Alzheimer’s  
disease. Automated monitoring and coaching to help a person with a  
brain injury follow accepted conversation patterns. Aids for using  
public transportation. Prompting systems for work or daily life  
tasks. Interfacing an augmentative or alternative communication  
device, usable by a person with a cognitive disability, to a  
smartphone or email client. An email client or Web browser usable by  
a person with a cognitive disability. A communication device that  
helps a person with a cognitive disability stay in touch with  
friends, family, or care givers. Educational games usable by a person  
with a cognitive disability. Please note that these are only  
examples; entrants are encouraged to respond to needs they identify,  
using their creativity.

The competition is open to students who are enrolled in accredited  
institutions of higher learning.

Please see the details of the competition at http://rerc-act.org// 
NewsAndEvents/index.cfm?page=StudentDesignCompetition

Clayton Lewis
Professor of Computer Science
Scientist in Residence, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
University of Colorado
http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~clayton

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