Research Initiatives

The University of Washington has had a critical mass of faculty and students working on accessible technology for many years—perhaps the most people dedicated to this topic of any university anywhere. CREATE brings us together like never before.

CREATE faculty, students and partners collaborate on exciting breakthroughs in accessible technology—advancing the inclusion and participation for people with disabilities. We focus on enabling people with disabilities to be part of the creation process, giving people with disabilities the education, voice, inspiration and opportunity to enter and move through their education and into professional settings.


  • Reimagining Mobility: Inclusive Architecture

    Wednesday, October 13 at 11 a.m. PST - on ZoomKaren Braitmayer Sign up for the Conversations Architect Karen L. Braitmayer, FAIA, is the founding principal of Studio Pacifica, an accessibility consulting firm based in Seattle, Washington. Her “good fight” has consistently focused on supporting equity and full inclusion for persons with disabilities. In 2019, she…

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  • CREATE Community Day and research showcase

    CREATE Community Day 2021 was a rich program that included an important discussion of the concerns and approaches to just, sustainable accessibility research that puts the needs of community members with disabilities front and center. CREATE members highlighted what their labs are doing, with time to hear about a variety of individual projects. Read on…

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  • CREATE Research Showcase - Spring 2021

    Schedule of events for the 2021 CREATE Research Showcase. Open to the public, CREATE faculty and students share research in accessibility.

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  • Reimagining Mobility: Inclusive Living and Home Design

    Barry Long is an advocate for people with disabilities who is helping to make real estate more accessible. Watch our third Conversation Hub session, where Long shares past challenges and future improvements in inclusive, visitable homes.

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  • CREATE + I-LABS: focus on access, mobility, and the brain

    Toddler laughing and playing in a riding toy car adapted by Go Baby Go Seattle

    A new research and innovation partnership between CREATE and the UW Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) focuses on access, mobility, and the brain, especially how early experiences with mobility technology impact brain development and learning outcomes.

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