Anita Perr, PhD, OT/L, ATP, FAOTA

Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy


  • PhD City University of New York, Environmental Psychology
  • MA City University of New York, Psychology
  • MA New York University, Occupational Therapy
  • BS Virginia Commonwealth University, Occupational Therapy 

Research Interests

  • Long-term interest in research involving the use of assistive technology, especially seating and wheeled mobility, computer use, and environmental access

Grants and Awards

  • 2016-2017: User-centered Stroke Rehabilitation Video Game Using the Kinect. Funded by NYU Research Challenge Fund. $12,000
  • 2015-2016: NYU Global Institute of Advanced Study. Awarded to Anita Perr and Marianne Petit as co-PIs. $30,000 funded to develop and hold NYU/NYU Shanghai Assistive Technology Workshop
  • 2015: AT&T. Awarded to NYUAbility Project for prizes and activities related to the ConnectAbility Challenge
  • 2013: NYU/Poly Seed Grant. Awarded to NYUTisch and NYUPoly (Marianne Petit and R. Luke DuBois, co PIs). $100,000 funded to develop an Accessibility and Assistive Technology Research and Development Lab @ Media and Games Network (MAGNET)
  • 2011: Roster of Fellows, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Association of North America (RESNA)
  • 2006: Nathan Cummings Foundation. Awarded to Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (PI is Marianne Petit). $37,000; re-funded for an additional year in 2007
  • 2003: “Development of assistive technology” Center for Teaching Excellence, New York University. Advancing University Learning Fund. $800
  • 2003: “Development of a documentation form for equine assisted therapy.” New York University. Research Challenge Fund. $4,000
  • 2000: Roster of Fellows, American Occupational Therapy Association
  • 1999: “An investigation of the use of accessibility options built into computer operating systems.” Microsoft Corporation. Exploring Accessibility: New Discoveries. $10,000

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