People with cognitive disabilities have an equal right to technology and information access. A coalition of disability organizations and individuals asserted this right in the official declaration, The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access and introduced it at the Thirteenth Annual Coleman Institute National Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology, held October 2, 2013, in Broomfield, Colorado.
The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities has assembled a group of informational handouts and videos to help inform and promote the Declaration. We invite you to learn about the declaration and how you can make a difference by visiting the Declaration Tools page.
The Tactile Internet is the next step in the evolution of the Internet. This is an entirely new form of the Internet which integrates the transmission of touch, with sound, video and information. The Tactile Internet would allow people from all over the world to work together to solve engineering problems, healthcare shortages, create new economies, create art and share a good night kiss between a child and their traveling parent or long-distant grandparent. It is a huge step forward in creating a global community and economy. Follow us, as we take a look at how the Tactile Internet could be the champion for creating a cognitively accessible world.
A video about the Tactile Internet