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Jeff Bigham Selected 2009 NCTI “Technology in the Works” Awardee

ibm-workingUW CSE’s Jeff Bigham‘s team is one of five teams awarded the 2009 NCTI Technology in the Works award.  His team was selected to examine web browsing made accessible for blind students— Enabling More Effective Use of the Web Anywhere with WebAnywhere and TrailBlazer.

The National Center for Technology Innovation (NCTI) assists researchers, developers, and entrepreneurs in creating innovative learning tools for all students, with special focus on students with disabilities.   NCTI sponsors this annual competition to inform the development of learning and assistive technologies that can improve educational results for all students, particularly those with disabilities.  Five exceptional teams of researchers and vendors have been selected to examine the impact of innovative assistive technologies for students with special needs.

Findings will be presented at the 2009 Technology Innovators Conference in Washington, D.C., November 16-17.