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.
"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.
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.
Renee Pietrangelo has posted the thirteenth in an ongoing series of commentaries on The Declaration.
Dan Davies has posted the twelfth in an ongoing series of commentaries on The Declaration.
2017 Disability Policy Seminar will be held March 20-22, 2017 at The Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. The Disability Policy Seminar is the premier opportunity to cultivate champions on Capitol Hill and advance the grassroots movement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
The ANCOR 2017 Conference, "Taking The Helm," will be held May 1, 2017 - May 3, 2017 in San Antonio, TX.
AAIDD's Annual Meeting, will be held June 26 - 29, 2017 in Hartford, Ct. This meeting provides participants with cutting edge research, effective practices, and valuable information on important policy initiatives.
The GSMA and CTIA® created a new mobile industry event in the United States. "GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in partnership with CTIA" will debut September 12-14, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.
We're excited to announce the Teach Access Tutorial, which is a set of hands-on coding exercises and reference material for accessibility best practices. This tutorial will provide basic training for developers and designers interested in building inclusive experiences. If you are new to accessibility, this tutorial's for you. It is freely available on GitHub so that it can be shared widely and further enhanced by the community. Happy learning: https://teachaccess.github.io/tutorial/
Free on-site training's in Person-Centered Thinking are being offered in Colorado during 2016. The purpose of these training's is to help strengthen person-centered approaches and practices among human service providers.Click here for dates and locations.
- Search our Cognitive Technology Database, a research bibliography.
- Read the article published in Inclusion [pdf] to learn more about why and how this declaration came to be. The article was written by David Braddock, professor of psychiatry and director of the University of Colorado's Coleman Institute, with four co-authors associated with the Coleman Institute.
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Declaration of The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access
- View David Braddock's Congressional Testimony on Long Term Care
- 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, RERCIII-ACT.
- Overview of Emerging Technologies and Cognitive Disability [pdf]