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Computers are playing an ever more important role in assistive technology for a wide range of disabilities. In this seminar, we will explore the state of the art and current research in computer-based assistive technology for blindness, deafness, cognitive impairment, and other disabilities.
The seminar will include a mix of lectures, invited speakers, readings and discussion. The goal of the seminar this quarter is to get students familiar with disability studies issues in technology and to review some top papers in access technology from recent conferences.
First meeting is on September 29, 2010.
Organizer: Richard Ladner
No particular background is required. Non-computer science majors and undergraduates may (and are encouraged) to attend with permission of the instructors.
Be sure to sign up for the mailing list (below) to be kept informed about any room/time changes.
If you are an undergraduate student, you will need to satisfy the following project requirement in order to receive your 1 credit.
Each student will choose a topic to investigate, and write a short 4 page paper and give a 30 minute presentation at the end of the quarter. Final presentations will be at Final Exam period.
Presentations are generally 30 minutes followed by 20 mintues of discussion.
This quarter 5 talks will be held at UW and 4 at Microsoft Research. The seminar will be on Wednesdays at 10:30. A van will leave for Microsoft Research at 10:00. A doodle will be set up for signing up for the van so that we get the right size one.
|VizWiz::LocateIt - Enabling Blind People to Locate Objects in Their Environment. VizWiz::LocateIt - Enabling Blind People to Locate Objects in their Environment , VizWiz: Nearly Real-time Answers to Visual Questions||Chandrika Jayant|
|The Goals and Complexities of Designing Inclusive, Cutting-Edge, Technology Solutions Abstract and References||Annuska Perkins|
|In the Shadow of Misperception: Assistive Technology Use and Social Interactions. Paper will be passed out at the seminar.||Kristen Shinohara|
|Tongue Interfaces. Optically Sensing Tongue Gestures for Computer Input||Scott Saponas|
|Enhancing Independence and Safety for Blind and Deaf-Blind Public Transit Riders. Wining paper from the ASSETS 2010 Student Research Competition||Shiri Azenkot|
|Inclusive Design. Abstract||Wendy Chisholm|
|Overview of MobileAccessibility: Bridge to the World for Blind, Low-Vision, and Deaf-Blind People||Richard Ladner|
|Touch Screen Access for People with Visually Impairments||Shaun Kane|
|Incentivizing the ASL-STEM Forum: Strengthening the Deaf Scientific Community Network||Kyle Rector|
Relevant academic conferences and resources:
| Computer Science & Engineering|
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2350
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