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Machining with a Difference
How can we offer an accessible experience for all of our students in our Advancing Inclusive Manufacturing program? We've taken these mills and added lower handles, easier-to-read displays, and other accessibility features. And we're adding new features to even more machines in our shop! 
Video Spotlight
Human Engineering Research Overview

Sponsored by MEAF

ADA 25th Anniversary

Sponsored by the PVA

HERL Open House


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The Human Engineering Research Laboratories are a part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Center for Wheelchairs and Associated Rehabilitation Engineering.

Celebrating Over 20 Years!

Our Mission: 

To continuously improve the mobility and function of people with disabilities through advanced engineering in clinical research and medical rehabilitation.

Our Vision:

To create a world where all people with disabilities have unencumbered mobility and function so that they can fully participate in and contribute to society. 

Contact us:

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
6425 Penn Avenue, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Email: herl@shrs.pitt.edu
Phone: 412-822-3700
Fax: 412-822-3699

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