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Assistive Technology Research Institute (ATRI)

The Assistive Technology Research Institute (ATRI) at Misericordia University is a regional resource to provide information and education in the application of assistive technology and universal design principles to allow individuals with limited function to participate in their personal lives and their communities to the greatest extent possible.

The Institute activities include research into the usability of devices and products that are specifically marketed to allow individuals with disabilities improved function (assistive technologies) and products that are intended for the general population, but have been designed to be usable by people with functional restrictions as well as able-bodied individuals.

The Institute is not an engineering center, and does not evaluate the engineering soundness of products. The focus of the Institute is on the usability of devices by a diverse population.