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Fwd: MIT's new Down Syndrome Center, and the Technology to Improve Ability project

From: Steve Lee <stevelee@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:01:37 +0000
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Thanks to Judy Brewer for highlighting this:

http://news.mit.edu/2019/mit-alana-gift-launches-down-syndrome-research-center-0320

"As part of its continued mission to help build a better world, MIT is 
establishing the Alana Down Syndrome Center, an innovative new research 
endeavor, technology development initiative, and fellowship program 
launched with a $28.6 million gift from Alana Foundation, a nonprofit 
organization started by Ana Lucia Villela of São Paulo, Brazil.

In addition to multidisciplinary research across neuroscience, biology, 
engineering, and computer science labs, the gift will fund a four-year 
program with MIT’s Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation called 
“Technology to Improve Ability,” in which creative minds around the 
Institute will be encouraged and supported in designing and developing 
technologies that can improve life for people with different 
intellectual abilities or other challenges."

Steve

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Subject: MIT's new Down Syndrome Center, and the Technology to Improve 
Ability  project
Resent-Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:09:08 +0000
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Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:08:59 -0400
From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
To: WAI <w3t-wai@w3.org>, MIT Team <w3t-mit@w3.org>
CC: W3C Press Requests List <w3t-pr@w3.org>, Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>

FYI, thanks to an introduction from CSAIL researcher Manolis Kellis, I 
met briefly yesterday with Marcelo Furtado and others involved in the 
Alana gift to MIT on the "Technology to Improve Ability" project, and 
will be following up with them.

http://news.mit.edu/2019/mit-alana-gift-launches-down-syndrome-research-center-0320

- Judy


-- 
Judy Brewer
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative
at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
32 Vassar St. Room 385, MIT/CSAIL
Cambridge MA 02139 USA
www.w3.org/WAI/
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