Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
About Us

The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) is an interdisciplinary campus-based organization focusing on improving the lives and productivity of children and adults with disabilities. KIHd combines the resources of the university with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities.


Picture of The Assistive Technology Lab
The assistive technology lab was designed to be an ideal instructional environment. It incorporates several design features and instructional technology tools to increase the effectiveness of teaching and learning for both people with and without disabilities. A few of these features are listed below.

Height Adjustable Computer Tables

The back computers on adjustable tables

These tables are ADA accessible. They lab patrons to adjust the height of the table on the fly using a hand crank.

Raised Flooring

The lab was designed with raised flooring to minimize the cables on the floor which can cause a tripping hazard and damage to the cables. In addition, power outlets are positioned under the floor on 8-foot extensions to allow for flexibility.

The rear television for projection

Rear-Projection Television

A television is provided for the instructor to project both a PC and Macintosh computer onto a large screen for students to see the content of the class. The instructor can also connect their own laptop to the television if desired.