Welcome to the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities Web Site
The Institute's 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.
New website section focused on Cloud Computing and Its Implications for People with Cognitive Disabilities
In 2008 at the Institute's annual conference, William T. (Bill) Coleman III provided a glimpse of the future when he talked about Cloud Computing. Since then, the Institute has been leading the national dialogue about Cloud Computing and Its Implications for People with Cognitive Disabilities. Click here for more information and for links to related presentations and papers.
View our latest additions to the Cloud Computing section below:
- Peter Blanck's, PhD, JD, working paper “Towards a Right under the ADA to Web Access for People with Cognitive Disabilities.”
- The 2011 Pre-Conference Roundtable whitepaper on “Implications of Cloud Computing for Residential Supports and Community Services.”
The final edition of State of the States in Developmental Disabilities 2013: The Great Recession and Its Aftermath will soon be published by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).
On the website, longitudinal data for fiscal years 1977-2011 are now updated. The website’s “Create a Chart” data are also updated through 2011.
Attendees at the 2012 conference received a complimentary copy of the preliminary edition of the State of the States in Developmental Disabilities monograph.
More information is available at the State of the States website.
- Search our Cognitive Technology Literature Database, a research bibliography.
- Read David Braddock's presentation prepared for the Summit on the Federal Developmental Disabilities Act [pdf, 32k] and related priorities, entitled "Envisioning the Future" hosted by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Bethesda, Maryland on January 31, 2011 and the regional hearing panel in Denver on December 6, 2010
- Find out more about the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research [NIDRR] and Coleman Institute sponsored Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for the Advancement of Cognitive Technologies, RERC-ACT.
- View the 2001-2013 Conference Agendas with links to videos, presentations and posters.
- View select videos of recent speakers:
- “The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities 2012: Impact of the Great Recession and Its Aftermath” by David Braddock, PhD [video]
- “Recent Advances in Cloud Computing” by Bill Coleman [video]
- “What's Happening in the State Legislatures?” by William Pound [video]
- “What's Happening in the States in Developmental Disabilities?” by Nancy Thaler [video]
- “The Economics of Enough: How To Run The Economy As If The Future Matters” by Dianne Coyle, PhD and Robert Metts, PhD [video]
- Introduction of Keynote Speaker Thomas Gilhool by Sue Swenson [video]
- “Forty Years after PARC v The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Is There a Right to Technology Access?” by Thomas K. Gilhool, JD [video]
- “The National Broadband Plan and Access for People with Cognitive Disabilities” by Elizabeth Lyle with Pamela Gregory [video]
- Overview of Emerging Technologies and Cognitive Disability [pdf]