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Paid Research Study: Health Storytelling with people who have Down Syndrome. The goal of this research study is to make health information, like charts and graphs, easier to understand and more interesting. To be in the study, you need to: be 16 years old or older, have Down Syndrome, be able to give verbal feedback, regularly use technology. What we will do together. This research study involves different kinds of activities that we will do together. Interviews. An interview is a conversation. During this conversation, we will ask you questions about: what you do to stay healthy, the technologies you use, charts and graphs. The interview will be 1 – 2 hours be long. The interview will happen either in-person or online. You will get $20 cash or gift card for every hour you do study activities. You can sign up: Online at bit.ly/DS-Tech. Call us at 850-345-1729. Email us at rewood@umd.edu

Paid Research Study: Health Storytelling with People who have Down syndrome

The goal of this research study is to make health information, like charts and graphs, easier to understand and more interesting for people with Down syndrome.

To be in the study, you must: have Down syndrome, be 16 years old or older, be able to give verbal feedback, and regularly use technology.

Participants will be paid $20 per hour (cash or gift card). Interview will be remote or in-person.

You can sign up:

·      Online at bit.ly/DS-Tech

·      Call us at 850-345-1729

·      Email us at rewood@umd.edu

Sign up for the study

Featured Project

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Dr. Jonathan Lazar and Dr. Gregg Vanderheiden of the Trace Center and former Senator Tom Harkin (IA), lead author of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Policy and New Legal Frameworks for Accessibility

The Trace Center has devoted considerable effort over the years to help ensure that policymakers have the best information to develop policy that allows for maximum accessibility that is also commercially practical—and works across disabilities and for mass market users.

This work is partially funded by Inclusive Information and Communications Technology RERC (90REGE0008) from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Learn more about the work of the Inclusive ICT RERC. 

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Celebrating 50 Years

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The Trace R&D Center has been a leader in the field of Information and Communication Technology since 1971, and during the 2021-22 academic year will be celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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About Trace

Trace PIs (left to right): Hernisa Kacorri, Gregg Vanderheiden, J. Bern Jordan, Amanda Lazar, Jonathan Lazar
Trace R & D Center Investigators (left to right): Hernisa Kacorri, Gregg Vanderheiden, J. Bern Jordan, Amanda Lazar, Jonathan Lazar

The Trace Research & Development Center has been a pioneer in the field of technology and disability, known for high-impact research and development.

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