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Federal Accessibility Standards for Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Fink and Giudice have published a policy brief entitled, “Federal Accessibility Standards for Fully Autonomous Vehicles” with the Day One Project . The work was the culmination of the nine week Technology Policy Accelerator through Day One and the Federation of American Scientists. Described in the brief are several recommendations for the Department of Transportation […]

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VEMI in “The Maine Question” Podcast

Dr. Richard Corey, Dr. Nicholas Giudice, and Dr. Caitlin Howell were featured on the University of Maine’s podcast: “The Maine Question.” The episode, entitled “How can we get the most out of technology?” highlights VEMI’s mission, projects, and outlook on technology. Click here to listen!    

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Augmented Reality for Virtual Nursing Education

The VEMI Lab, in collaboration with UMaine Institute of Medicine’s Valerie Herbert, has published a new peer-reviewed journal article related to nursing education. The work, entitled “Developing a Smartphone App With Augmented Reality to Support Virtual Learning of Nursing Students on Heart Failure” describes a study in which Junior level nursing students at the University […]

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COVID-19 Without Vision

Dr. Giudice worked in collaboration with colleagues to publish a new peer reviewed journal article on COVID-19 and blindness. The work, entitled “COVID-19 and Visual Disability: Can’t Look and Now Don’t Touch”, builds on a popular medium piece Giudice wrote in the summer of 2020. The new piece was published in the Physical Medicine & […]

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Dr. Giudice and collaborators awarded 4-year, multi-institution NSF grant for accessible data science research

Computing initiatives, including data science, are quickly expanding in preschool-12th grade curricula as the demand for technical skills in the workforce rapidly increases. Although data science is difficult on its own, it has been shown that the current tools and curriculum for teaching and learning such skills are largely inaccessible to students with disabilities. This inaccessibility […]

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Meet Norbert!

Norbert is VEMI’s newest lab member. Pictured on the left is Norbert with VEMI’s Dr. Nicholas Giudice. The pair has just graduated from Guiding Eyes; be sure to check out this article to read all about it: Graduate Team – Nicholas and Norbert – Guiding Eyes for the Blind

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Giudice Interviewed on Blind and Beyond Radio Show

The interview centers on making autonomous vehicles accessible to people who are blind and visually impaired. The Blind and Beyond Radio Show is a nationally distributed radio program reaching 12 million people in the United States weekly. Listen here: https://www.blindandbeyondradioshow.org/uploads/7/5/2/6/75264243/b_b_sun_03-14-21__hr2_.mp3    

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Fink and Giudice Selected for Day One Technology Policy Accelerator

Fink and Giudice were selected to join a cohort of the Nation’s top policy researchers for the Day One Project, an initiative of the Federation of American Scientists. Their proposal seeks to translate research related to accessible autonomous vehicles into actionable federal policy. Read more here: https://www.dayoneproject.org/tech-policy-accelerator    

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