NJIT Newsroom tagged with "disabilities" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 New Publications on Disability Rights by NJIT's Doris Zames Fleischer, PhD http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-157.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-157.phpFri, 13 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 Written by Doris Zames Fleischer, PhD, of the NJIT Humanities Department, a 2011 updated edition of The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation (Philadelphia: Temple University Press), originally published in 2001, as well as chapters on disability rights in two different volumes, have recently been published.

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Improving Schools for Disabled Students Is NJIT Researcher's Mission http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-365.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-365.phpMon, 19 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Research Architect B. Lynn Hutchings believes that by making a few practical, effective and relatively inexpensive changes to school buildings, they can become better environments for students with severe physical, intellectual, and sensory disabilities. She will spread her word to school social workers at the Nov. 6-8, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Council for Social Work Education, in San Antonio.

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NEC Foundation of America Awards Grant to NJIT's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-019.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-019.phpFri, 23 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NEC Foundation of America has awarded NJIT a $32,000 grant to support the dissemination and use of therapeutic video games to serve children with severe sensory and motor disabilities. 

Tagged: biomedical engineering, richard foulds, assistive technologies


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NJIT Expert Recommends 16 Easy, Affordable Ways To Make Homes Safer for People With Disabilities http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-022.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-022.phpThu, 20 Jan 2005 00:00:00 -0500 Environmental psychologist Richard Olsen, PhD, a research professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has developed 16 easy and affordable ways people can make their homes safer and more comfortable.  The information may help baby boomers planning retirement homes.  Olsen regularly studies ways to improve living environments for the aging and people with disabilities and Alzheimer's disease.“Our studies consistently illustrate that with several simple, relatively inexpensive modifications such as reorganizing the kitchen cabinets or installing anti-skid strips on the stair tread, people can create safer and more comfortable living environments,” said Olsen who also directs the health and aging division at NJIT's Center for Architecture and Building Science Research.

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