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Gregg Vanderheiden

Gregg Vanderheiden

Expert on design related to human disability and aging

Professor, industrial and systems engineering, biomedical engineering; director, Trace R&D Center College of Engineering Work: 608-263-5788 Home page


  • Accessibility of information and telecommunication technology, including the Web, by people with barriers due to disabilities, aging or literacy


  • Founding fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
  • Past president, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
  • Chaired, edited and contributed to numerous standards and guidelines on accessibility of Web, Internet, telecom and electronic and information technologies
  • Worked with more than 50 companies on usable and accessible product designs
  • Served on numerous professional, industry and government advisory and planning committees, for the FCC, NSF, NIH, VA, DED, GSA, NCD, Access-Board, White House, etc.