Trace Research & Development Center
Director: Gregg C. Vanderheiden
The Trace Research & Development Center is a part of the College of Information Studies (iSchool) at the University of Maryland. Founded in 1971 by a group of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Trace Research & Development Center has been a pioneer in the field of technology and disability, known for high-impact research and development. The center applies engineering, computer science, disability studies, public policy, and information science to reduce barriers experienced by populations with disabilities to current and emerging technologies and to create new solutions.
To apply engineering, computer science, disability studies, public policy, and information science to prevent the barriers to, and capitalize on the opportunities presented by, current and emerging information and telecommunication technologies.
A world that is accessible and usable by people of all ages and all abilities - each experiencing information and communication technology in a way they can understand and use.