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Long term grant funding for the Trace Center has been provided by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), part of the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (formerly part of the U.S. Department of Education). The Trace Center has been the recipient of a series of Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) grants from NIDILRR, beginning in 1983.  In 2015 the Trace Center and members of the Raising the Floor Consortium received a large grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration the first large-scale, real-world deployment of the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII).  These grants are listed below:

Current Funding:

  • RERC on Universal Interface & Information Technology Access (Grant #90RE5015, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)
  • GPII-Automated Personalization Computing Project (Grant #H421A150006, U.S. Dept. of Education / Rehabilitation Services Administration)

Past RERC Funding:

  • Telecommunications Access, 2009-2015 (H133E090001) - a partnership with Gallaudet University and Omnitor AB
  • Universal Interface & Information Technology Access, 2008-2014 (H133E080022)
  • Telecommunications Access, 2004-2009 (H133E040013) – in partnership with Gallaudet University
  • Universal Interface & Information Technology Access, 2003-2008 (H133E030012)
  • Telecommunications Access, 1999-2004 (H133E990006) –in partnership with Gallaudet University
  • Information Technology Access, 1998-2003 (H133E980008)
  • Universal Telecommunications Access, 1995-1999 (H133E950002) - in partnership with Gallaudet University
  • Adaptive Computers and Information Systems, 1993-1998 (H133E30012)
  • Access to Computers and Electronic Equipment, 1988-1993 (H133E80021)
  • Access to Communication, Control, and Information Processing Systems, 1983-1988 (G008300045)

Additional funding has been provided by the National Science Foundation, NIST (U.S. Dept. of Commerce), the State of Wisconsin, and technology companies.

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