Who Are We?

The Trace Center has been a leader in research and development in the field of technology and disability since 1971.

The current focus of our work is everyday information and communication technologies. Our purpose is to prevent barriers and capitalize on opportunities presented by standard and emerging technology, in order to create a world that is as accessible and usable as possible, for as many people as possible.

Some major accomplishments:

  • Accessibility features built into Windows, Mac, and Linux computer operating systems;
  • Web content accessibility guidelines (first and latest);
  • EZ Access techniques and hardware for cross-disability access to touchscreen kiosks.

Read our Success Stories


Affiliated With

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Trace Research & Development Center
College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Room 2117 Hornbake Bldg, South Wing
4130 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742
Copyright 2016, University of Maryland
Tel: (301) 405.2043
Fax: (301) 314.9145
Trace Center