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Welcome to the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities

The Institute was established in 2001 by the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado System. Its establishment was made possible by a generous endowment from William (Bill) and Claudia Coleman. Our mission is to catalyze and integrate advances in science, engineering, and technology to promote the quality of life and independent living of people with cognitive disabilities. The Institute is actively engaged in supporting research, development, dissemination, and education in cognitive disabilities on all campuses of the University of Colorado: in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, and at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. We are committed to providing scientific, technological, and public policy leadership to strengthen the voice of persons with cognitive disabilities and their families in our society.

Declaration News

2015 PCPID Report Released

"The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access" is the first overarching technology recommendation listed on pg. 9 of Leveling the Playing Field: Improving Technology Access and Design for People with Intellectual Disabilities, the 2015 PCPID Report.

2015 Maine Legislation

In May 2015, the Maine General Assembly passed a "Joint Resolution Concerning The Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism to Technology and Information Access".  Making it the 2nd state in the US to enact legislation ensuring access to information and technology for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Declaration Commentary by Bill Coleman

Bill Coleman has posted the fouteenth in an ongoing series of commentaries on The Declaration.

Declaration Commentary by Renee Pietrangelo

Renee Pietrangelo has posted the thirteenth in an ongoing series of commentaries on The Declaration.

Declaration Commentary by Dan Davies

Dan Davies has posted the twelfth in an ongoing series of commentaries on The Declaration.

Community News & Events

AUCD Gala

Save the Date!  Education for All:  An Evening with AUCD.  March 2, 2016, 6:00 pm, Washington DC.  Tickets and additional information will be available in December at www.aucd.org.

2016 Disability Policy Seminar

April 11-13, 2016.  The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.  Online registration opens January 2016.  To learn more about the seminar, visit:  http://www.thearc.org/dps.

2016 ANCOR Annual Conference

May 1-3, 2016, Chicago Marriott Downtown, 2016 ANCOR Annual Conference.  

AAIDD 140th Annual Meeting

June 6-9, 2016 in Atlanta, GA - AAIDD 140th Annual Meeting.  Save the Date! Registration opening in 2016. 

Celebrating the ADA

In recognition of the ADA's 25th Anniversary, The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities supports the Teaching Accessibility initiative.

Sixby’15

The Coleman Institute has endorsed the goals of the Six Goals By 2015 initiative, promoting the achievement of 6 goals for people with disabilities in each of 6 categories by the end of 2015.