CSE 590 W - Accessibility Research Seminar - Winter 2013

Time and Place

  • Winter quarter 2013
  • CSE 503
  • Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:20



Each week one or two papers will be assigned for reading. A student in the seminar will take the lead in first summarizing the papers and giving an initial critique. The lead student will then lead a discussion about the paper. Students should sign up for 2 credits maximum. There will be occasional talks by researchers.


  • January 8, 2013 - led by Richard Ladner
    • Organizational meeting and practice minitalk (5 minutes) by Richard Ladner titled "Tactile Graphics with a Voice."
  • January 15, 2013 - QuikScan for Low-Vision Users by David K. Farkas
  • January 22, 2013 - Field Trip to Microsoft Research to see a talk by Shaun Kane on " Mobile Gesture-Based User Interfaces for People with Disabilities."
  • January 29, 2013 - Affective Computing led by Lauren Milne
    • Miriam Madsen, Rana el Kaliouby, Micah Eckhardt, Mohammed E. Hoque, Matthew S. Goodwin, and Rosalind Picard. 2009. Lessons from participatory design with adolescents on the autism spectrum. In CHI '09 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '09). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3835-3840. Paper (UWNID required)
  • February 5, 2013 - Audio Interfaces for Blind People led by Catie Baker
    • Emma Murphy, Enda Bates, and Dónal Fitzpatrick. 2010. Designing auditory cues to enhance spoken mathematics for visually impaired users. In Proceedings of the 12th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS '10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 75-82. Paper (UWNID required)
  • February 12, 2013 - Participatory Design for All led by Katie O'Leary
    • Mike Wu, Ron Baecker, and Brian Richards. 2005. Participatory design of an orientation aid for amnesics. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '05). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 511-520. Paper (UWNID required)
  • February 19, 2013 - Health technology for deaf people led by Christina Chung
    • Anne Marie Piper and James D. Hollan. 2008. Supporting medical conversations between deaf and hearing individuals with tabletop displays. In Proceedings of the 2008 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '08). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 147-156. Paper (UWNID required)
  • February 26, 2013 - Sign Language Recognition led Poshen Lee
    • Zahoor Zafrulla, Helene Brashear, Thad Starner, Harley Hamilton, and Peter Presti. 2011. American sign language recognition with the kinect. In Proceedings of the 13th international conference on multimodal interfaces (ICMI '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 279-286. Paper (UWNID required)
  • March 5, 2013 - Auditory access to graphs led by Hyewon Suh
    • Bruce N. Walker, Joshua T. Cothran. SONIFICATION SANDBOX: A GRAPHICAL TOOLKIT FOR AUDITORY GRAPHS. Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Auditory Display, Boston, MA, USA, 6-9 July 2003. 161-163. Paper (UWNID required)
    • Stephen H. Choi, Bruce N. Walker. Digitizer Auditory Graph: Making Graphs Accessible to the Visually Impaired. Poster, CHI 2010. Paper (UWNID required)
  • March 12, 2013 - Technology and Mental Health led by Cynthia Bennett
    • Luxton, David D.; McCann, Russell A.; Bush, Nigel E.; Mishkind, Matthew C.; Reger, Greg M. Integrating Smart Phone Technology in Behavioral Health Care. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol 42(6), Dec 2011, 505-512. Paper (UWNID required)