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Morphic, the latest outcome of nine years of work building a Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII), was completed and transferred to collaborating non-profit Raising the Floor. Morphic was released this summer-fall and is already installed in eight major universities, libraries and rehabilitation programs in the US and Canada — with more signing up at the rate of about one a month and increasing. A companion service, Assistive Technology on Demand, is also nearing completion and is expected to be released mid 2022 — allowing people to have their assistive technologies appear on any (Morphic-enabled) computer they sit down to. Morphic is free to individuals and to organizations.

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Trace Center investigators presented an overview of the center's 50-year history as well as their current areas of research and future directions.

The 2021 Disability Summit hosted by the University of Maryland President’s Commission on Disability Issues and the Trace R&D Center included a presentation by Trace Center investigators Drs. Gregg Vanderheiden, Jonathan Lazar, Amanda Lazar, Hernisa Kacorri, and J. Bern Jordan on the center’s 50-year history, current areas of research, and future directions.

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Celebrating 50 Years

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The Trace R&D Center has been a leader in the field of Information and Communication Technology since 1971, and during the 2021-22 academic year will be celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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Trace PIs (left to right): Hernisa Kacorri, Gregg Vanderheiden, J. Bern Jordan, Amanda Lazar, Jonathan Lazar
Trace R & D Center Investigators (left to right): Hernisa Kacorri, Gregg Vanderheiden, J. Bern Jordan, Amanda Lazar, Jonathan Lazar

The Trace Research & Development Center has been a pioneer in the field of technology and disability, known for high-impact research and development.

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