Translation and representation are at the heart of CREATE. Cross-campus collaboration is a core value.

Leveraging the industry, disability community, and academic partnerships of the Center, we create sustainable models for translation and build upon our prior successes. Our collaborations with the TASKAR centerHuskyADAPT, and the UW Disability Studies Program ensure diverse voices to inform innovation. 

Anat Caspi, a white woman smiling into the camera. She is wearing a purple blouse.

Anat Caspi, CREATE’s Director for Translation, coordinates with community partners and has formed a diverse and inclusive CREATE Advisory Board.

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CREATE’s translation plan has two major goals

A continuum of innovation

CREATE promotes a continuum of innovation by encouraging researchers to think about and actively engage in pathways for their research to become sustainably deployed even before the research is performed.

Cooperative relationships

Establish appropriate (and cooperative) relationships between researchers and communities that understand unmet accessibility needs and can provide guidance and direction on how to apply the products in real world settings.


  • Community Day 2022 Wrap-up

    CREATE’s 2nd Annual Community Day took place on June 8th and was a tremendous success. With over 100 registered participants and presenters, this year’s event demonstrates strong growth, returning to in-person (and also virtual) panel discussions and a research showcase of 14 project teams. This year’s panels addressed the disproportionate impact of access to assistive…

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  • Feldner and Harniss receive research poster award for work on allyship training in rehabilitation education

    Heather Feldner and Mark Harniss team received a blue ribbon award as one of the top 3 posters for Social Responsibility at an American Physical Therapy Association meeting.

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  • CREATE Submits RFI on Disability Bias in Biometrics

    CREATE's response to the Science and Technology Policy Office's request for "Information on Public and Private Sector Uses of Biometric Technologies"

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  • Perkins School touts Blocks4All for blind and low vision students

    The Perkins School for the Blind — one of the most famous schools for the blind in the world — is heavy into technology for their students. Recently they touted the Blocks4All app, paired with a Dash robot, as a tool to teach block coding to blind and low vision students. "The Blocks4All app is completely…

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  • Go Baby Go Car Adaptation Workshop

    UW Go Baby Go, co-directed by CREATE Associate Director Heather Feldner, is excited to announce its fall workshop where we will build ten Go Baby Go cars for local children with disabilities and their families! UW and CREATE students, postdocs, and faculty (especially from engineering, computer science, and rehab programs), local clinicians, and parents/caregivers are all…

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