The ABILITY Project is an interdisciplinary research space dedicated to the intersection between disability and technology.

We work to foster collaboration between engineers, designers, educators, speech and occupational therapists, and individuals with disabilities. We work in the development space of adaptive and assistive technologies, as well as teaching and learning of technical skills and engagement.

Human-Centered Design

The ABILITY Project provides NYU students opportunities to practice human­centered design with ongoing research projects, in which students manage the ethics and sensitivities involved in problem­solving for real people.

Student Resources

Resources including classes, grants, competitions, and events are made avaiable to students. Continuing developments include a Disabilities Studies minor available to NYU undergraduate students and a master’s degree.

Come check out the Studio. The ABILITY Studio is open to NYU students and faculty of all fields looking to create inclusive systems, design human­centered projects, and further intellectual and clinical research around the area of ability. Schedule a visit
Research with us. Our projects are intended to be ongoing, multi­disciplinary, and client­facing, with a strong emphasis on open source practices, partnerships with advocacy groups and agencies, and service learning opportunities for students across NYU. Start the conversation