About CIDI

CIDI integrates
a full range of
services and technology
into easy, timely,
cost-effective accessibility
solutions that work.

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Accessibility for All

The Center for Inclusive Design & Innovation is committed to the promotion of technological innovation and the development of user-centered research, products, and services for individuals with disabilities. As a research and service center within Georgia Tech’s College of Design, we address unmet needs in higher education, government, non-profits, and corporations by providing accessible and inclusive environments for all.

We conduct research and development on accessible electronic materials, services, and assistive technologies. We offer courses to advance the global accessibility knowledge, research to improve academic success, and services to provide accessibility solutions for your team.

2006    Started with a Small Service

CIDI, formerly AMAC, was founded as a service center in the summer of 2006. Incubated on the campus of the University of Georgia, AMAC provided e-text services to help students with disabilities access the material they needed to be more independent and productive in their academic environments.

2010    Transitioned to Georgia Tech

Relocated to the Georgia Institute of Technology under the Enterprise Innovation Institute. As our services grew, our capability for innovation and entrepreneurship expanded as well. As a program in EII, we improved our competitiveness and increased our impact.

2013    Gained a New Home in the College of Design

We found our home within the College of Design as a research and service center. By this time, CIDI expanded to provide services, design strategies, and conduct research in over 40 states and territories across the United States.

2019    Refreshed and Refocused with a New Brand

With multiple visits to the White House and the United Nations to speak on our research and services, our audience continued to grow. We underwent a brand refresh, creating a stronger emphasis on accessibility as the core of all of our efforts.

CIDI's Accessibility Partners

University System of Georgia

The University System of Georgia is composed of 35 higher education institutions.

Regents' Center for Learning Disorders

The Regents' Center for Learning Disorders (RCLD) is comprised of three centers across the state of Georgia established by the University System of Georgia to provide specialized assessments for students with suspected learning disorders, and serves as a resource identifying appropriate academic accommodations.

Georgia Institute of Technology

CIDI works in conjunction with several Georgia Tech universal design and research partners including:

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
The GTRI Electronic Systems Laboratory Human Systems Integration Program is an accessibility and evaluation facility that supports industry and the application of emerging universal design technologies.
The Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP)
CACP is a research and policy development unit with a focus on advanced communications concerning wireless communications and platforms, the needs of people with disabilities, disaster communications, and new communication modes.