Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access


CATEA and Sister Center AMAC Combine Research Labs

The Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) and the AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center (AMAC) have combined their complementary research interests to form the Centers for Inclusive Design Innovation (CIDI). The Centers represent a program of research and education that promotes the design and application of technologies, products, and the built environment to be inclusive of all people, including people with disabilities and people with age-related limitations. CIDI’s projects build off of Georgia Tech’s innovation in engineering, science, and technology, and many of these projects focus on the inclusive design and applications of information and communications technology (ICT) in the home, school, workplace, or community.

CIDI's Labs use an interdisciplinary approach that allows our team to apply and transfer knowledge from multiple disciplines to deliver problem-based solutions. Both AMAC and CATEA are part of Georgia Tech’s College of Design. The Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) serves at the contracting entity for CIDI’s sponsored research activities and licenses all intellectual property created by CIDI.

Research Areas

Accessible Education

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This lab works to make education more accessible to students.

Accessible Workplace

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This lab identifies physical barriers to workplace participation.

Enabling Environments

Tablet allows users to access a home’s features.Learn More about Enabling Environments

This lab identifies physical barriers to people with limitations.

Assistive Technology

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This lab works with individuals to identify appropriate technology.

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