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IDeA Center Collaborates with Carnegie Mellon on new $4.6 Million dollar grant

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Carnegie Mellon and University at Buffalo researchers improving transit and sidewalk access for people with disabilities


BUFFALO, N.Y. - Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University at Buffalo are collaborating on a five-year, $4.6 million federally funded project to advance physical access and public transportation for people with disabilities by bringing together computer science technology and the principles of universal design.

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Accessible Public Transportation at Carnegie Mellon and UB received the new grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) that extends the existing five-year grant that concludes this year.

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