The 7th Annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology

In collaboration with the RERC-ACT State of the Science Conference

October 24-25, 2007
Westin Hotel, Westminster, Colorado

Wednesday, October 24
1:00 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Welcome and Remarks [ppt, 469k]

David Braddock, PhD

Associate Vice President, University of Colorado and Executive Director, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities

1:45 p.m.

Opening Keynote Session
An International Perspective

Michael Stein, JD, PhD

Cabell Research Professor of Law, William and Mary School of Law and Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School, Executive Director, Harvard Project on Disability

“UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities: Overview of the UN Convention and Implications for the U.S.”

Glenn Fujiura, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Disability and Human Development, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Cognitive Disability in the World Today” [ppt, 857k]

3:30 p.m.

Poster Session

Selected interdisciplinary research projects involving CU faculty, graduate students, academic and commercial partners, and exhibitors

4:45 p.m.

World Wide Web Accessibility and The Digital Divide

Introducer: Claudia Coleman, Coleman Institute Founding Donor

Moderator: Clayton Lewis, PhD, Coleman Institute Scientist in Residence and Professor of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

Bill Coleman, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Cassatt, Inc. and Founding Donor, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities

Teresa Moore, Arizona Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities and Self-Advocate

Richard Schwerdtfeger, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Emerging Technologies Software Group Architect/Strategist; Chair, IBM Accessibility Architecture Review Board; IBM Master Inventor

Jim Tobias, Co-chair, Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC); Principal, Inclusive Technologies

Gregg Vanderheiden, PhD, Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Director, Trace Center for R & D, University of Wisconsin-Madison

6:00 p.m.

Reception And Continuing Poster Session

7:00 p.m.


Distinguished Dinner Speaker:
Sue Swenson, Chief Executive Officer, The Arc of the United States
"The Power to Decide: A Personal View"

Thursday, October 25
8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Session Convenes: David Braddock, PhD

8:45 a.m.

Technology Transfer and The Coleman Institute

David Allen, PhD, Associate Vice President, University Of Colorado; Director, Office Of Technology Transfer. Presentation [ppt, 109k]


Daniel Abrams, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and resident in Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center; founder and CEO, Sierra Puente, Inc. Presentation [pdf, 56k]

Henry Kaplan, Chairman and CEO, Mentor InterActive, Inc. Presentation [ppt, 325k]

Karen Newell, PhD, Associate Professor and Markert Endowed Chair of Biology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; Chief Executive and Scientific Director, CU Institute of Bioenergetics. Presentation [ppt, 699k]

Regan Zane, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2006 Technology Transfer Office Awardee: Inventor of the Year

9:45 a.m.

Continuing Poster Session

10:45 a.m.


Robert J. Jaeger, PhD, Program Director, Research to Aid Persons with Disabilities, National Science Foundation

11:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

Ted Berger, PhD
David Packard Chair of Engineering, Director, Center for Neural Engineering, University of Southern California

“Neural Prostheses for Cognitive/memory Function” [ppt, 8618k]

12:00 p.m.

Boxed Lunches, Hosted by the Coleman Institute

1:00 p.m.

RERC-ACT State of the Science Conference

Student Design Competition and Coleman Prizes awarded

Print Option [pdf, 94k]