RESNA/NCART Conference registration is now open - Early Bird ends May 25!

Register now for RESNA/NCART 2016
Education - Advocacy - Networking

The RESNA/NCART 2016 Conference, in partnership with NRRTS, will provide an exciting and productive forum for education, advocacy and networking. By combining efforts, this conference will feature the "best of the best," including:
  • Interactive exhibits
  • Workshops on best practices in assistive technology
  • Research platforms and poster sessions
  • Capitol Hill visits and briefings
  • Networking, student competitions, the Developer's Forum, and more
  • Pre-conference Instructional Courses, and RESNA's Fundamentals of Assistive Technology course

Early bird registration ends May 25!  

Conference General Session
Conference Program

July 12-14, 2016

The three-day conference program includes over 50 workshops on best practices in assistive technology. 

In addition, there are two thought-provoking  plenary sessions:
  • Research as the Keystone to Improving Assistive Technology - a panel of esteemed researchers will share their perspectives on current and future research initiatives. 
  • Advancing Policies That Improve Access to Assistive Technology - a panel of
    federal officials and policy experts will share perspectives on how to increase access to assistive technology and the importance of advocacy to achieve our shared goals.
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Fundamentals of Assistive Technology

Sunday, July 10 - Monday, July 11, 2016

This popular, two-day course provides interested individuals with an overview of numerous areas of assistive technology. It is also designed to broaden the knowledge of AT providers.

Link to Fundamentals Course information 
Instructional Courses

Monday, July 11, 2016

Pre-conference instructional courses offer in-depth education focused on a particular topic.  

Topics include how to set up research projects to quantify AT outcomes; power wheelchair driving methods; improving access to mobile devices for persons with disabilities; and coding and reimbursement for a successful seating clinic. 
President Ray Grott with Fellow recipient Mary Ellen Buning
President Ray Grott with Fellow Award recipient Mary Ellen Buning. 
Call for Awards Nominations

Deadline: April 18, 2016

It's that time again! The call for award nominations is now posted on the website. 

Do you know a deserving colleague or organization that should be considered? RESNA Awards recognize members, non-members, and organizations that have made significant contributions to the field of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology, or to RESNA. Awardees will be honored at the conference!

Link to Call for Awards Nominations
Ray Grott
President's Blog 

Challenges Posed to Our Field By User-Centered Design Principles

In this blog post, President Ray Grott explores the different ways that user-centered design principles apply to the field of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology, and the key challenges this concept presents. 

Link to Blog 
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